Anoo Bhuyan

COVID-19 got global attention as it affected rich nations, says TB expert

The sudden focus on Covid-19 has had a significant negative impact on TB because in many countries the Covid-19 response has been built on or has utilised the TB response, says Grania Brigden.

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Indian government stalls payments to 26 lakh TB patients over suspicious transactions

The Union health ministry has stopped transferring money under the cash for nutrition scheme over the past few weeks and has written to all states asking them to submit reports of any cases of fraudulent transfers.

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TB patients on bedaquiline have half the mortality of those not on the drug: WHO chief

The WHO will be releasing new recommendations for the treatment of multidrug-resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB) later this year, which will speak in more detail about the usage of the new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid.

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'Incompatible with life', TB patients struggle with Modi Government's policy on nutrition

There is a need to move away from the 'germ theory' in treating infectious diseases and start focusing on the patient in a more wholesome manner.

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