Navigation Links
India extends National TB Control Program

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved to extend by five years the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTBC)to benefit over five million people.//

The extension of the program from Oct 1, 2005 to Sep 30, 2010 would involve an expenditure of Rs.11.56 billion ($255 million). Of this, Rs.2.82 billion would be required in the 10th Plan (2002-07) and Rs.8.73 billion in the 11th Plan (2007-12).

"The direct benefit would be the treatment of 5.32 million TB patients during the project period. Of these, at least 4.52 million patients would be cured," an official spokesperson said Friday.

"This will result in averting at least 960,000 deaths, of which 480,000 would be adults, with an economic output potential of at least Rs.14,000 per year," the official said.

At an average working life of 15 years, this would mean a national economic saving of more than Rs.100 billion.

India is estimated to account for nearly 30 percent of the global tuberculosis burden. The disease is viewed as a major health problem because of its high mortality and morbidity.

RNTCP was introduced in India through a series of pilot projects beginning in 1993. Over the years it has been gradually stepped up to cover a larger population.

In 1997, the World Bank assisted RNTCP was launched at a project cost of Rs.7.49 billion and included a World Bank component of Rs.6.05 billion.

It was targeted to cover a population of 271 million (1991 census) in 102 Short Course Chemotherapy (SCC) districts and strengthen another 203 SCC districts for introduction of RNTCP at a later stage over a period of five years.

The project was further extended up to March 2004 to cover a total population of 700 million.

-- Edited(IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
2. AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
3. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
4. International community warns India on HIV situation
5. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
6. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
7. India to benefit from pharma companies move
8. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
9. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
10. Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset
11. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... contaminated soil, dredged material, and hazardous and non-hazardous materials announced today the acquisition ... This acquisition will add four additional processing facilities and a vast array ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) ... awards, now in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in radiology marketing ... the awards were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over $5,000) and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Premier Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred ... 2017. This sacred and spiritual journey during the Summer Solstice will also ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, ... resident Lauren C. Enea has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Enea, ... in elder law, Medicaid planning and applications, and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Samantha ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path ... to Learning How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Market, 2017-2035 ... market of deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. Primarily driven ... a novel solution to generate relevant insights from medical data. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , and Rest ... through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 23, 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a ... technology for non-invasive surgery, announced today CE Mark ... treatment of uterine fibroids throughout the European Union.  ... approval from the US Food and Drug Administration ... System in the United States.  The Mirabilis System ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: