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India missed detection of 3 lakh TB cases in 2019, but this is why it’s good news

Missing TB cases are an important metric for disease control as undiagnosed, untreated cases may spread the infection in the community.
File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India notifies over 24 lakh tuberculosis cases, 79,144 deaths in 2019: Annual TB report

According to the India TB Report 2020, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the govt was committed to eliminating TB from the country by 2025.
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How Covid is making it tougher to tackle TB, AIDS, malaria and child health

All countries need to urgently tackle coronavirus, but not at the cost of existing health priorities, which have been hit badly by lockdowns.
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Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
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TB patients badly hit by lockdown — 80% drop in diagnosis, huge struggle for medicines

India accounts for over one-fourth of TB cases around the world, and experts fear there could be a surge in numbers once the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.
File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India could ban export of anti-TB drugs as lockdown hits production

In a letter, health ministry secretary Preeti Sudan says production of TB drugs has been affected due to limited manpower, availability of raw materials and transport facilities.
Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India | Photo: SII

BCG vaccine trials to begin in 2 weeks on high-risk Covid-19 groups in Maharashtra

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, said if the BCG vaccine proves its efficacy against Covid-19, it will provide a far safer alternative as it lacks side effects.
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Kumar Gandharva, the musical prodigy inspired by his battle with tuberculosis & Kabir

On the 96th birth anniversary of Kumar Gadharva, a glimpse into the life of one of the most revered Hindustani classical singers who was unafraid of breaking tradition.
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Countries with compulsory TB vaccine BCG like India are showing fewer Covid-19 deaths

US study finds a correlation between countries that require citizens to get BCG vaccine & those showing fewer confirmed cases & deaths from Covid-19.
File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India’s long TB battle has 3 key lessons for fighting the coronavirus

Tuberculosis keeps coming up in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic. India’s tuberculosis burden has taught us a thing or two about infection control.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
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Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.