Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Tuberculosis

Advanced AI can now end global TB crisis

Companies are developing AI solutions to detect TB. One of them is, which has obtained FDA/CE clearances to highlight abnormalities in chest X-rays.

4 patented HIV, hepatitis & TB drugs now on govt price control list. Controversial ranitidine cut

The latest National List of Essential Medicines released Tuesday includes 384 drugs — 34 medicines have been added to the list, 26 dropped.

ICMR institute finds human-to-animal TB bacteria transmission in India, plans screening of pets

National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis has sought funding from US National Institutes of Health to screen household animals for TB.

This World TB Day, a look at how an Indian PPP initiative made it to WHO list of best practices

Initiative by 1MG and govt's DOTS programme set up pilot in Haryana's Faridabad and then expanded to Gujarat. It helped keep TB care running during pandemic.

Covid left big gap in TB reporting, Modi govt looks to fill it with special door-to-door drive

To be launched on World TB Day, 24 March, programme will see health workers screening and testing vulnerable population for TB. Target is to match 2019 reporting numbers.

TB now officially a Covid comorbidity, disease compromises lungs that virus also targets

The latest clinical management guidelines, released Monday, include seven categories of people who are at 'high risk' of severe Covid or mortality because of it. These include TB patients.

Deaths from tuberculosis are on the rise for the first time in a decade, WHO survey shows

In 2020, two-thirds of new cases were in just eight countries: India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa.

India accounted for 41% of total global drop in reporting TB between 2019 & 2020: WHO

Global goals for TB incidence reductions between 2015 and 2020 have been compromised by disruptions in services because of the Covid pandemic, finds WHO report.

Toilets caked with faeces, rotting food: Free rein for filth at Firozabad hospital amid outbreak

Toilets are just a microcosm of low sanitary awareness at Firozabad district hospital, where this reporter found used syringes dumped on the floor near a garbage bin.

New hurdle in India’s TB fight — states left with machines they can’t use

With govt decentralising procurement of cartridges used in CBNAAT machines, states now have to redraw their finalised implementation plans to account for sourcing of key consumable.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.