Navigation Links
India to Implement National Action Plan against TB-HIV

India under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) aims at widening the scope for providing standardized//, good quality treatment and diagnostic services to all tuberculosis patients. It is known that about 50 - 60 % of HIV-positive people are more prone to contracting tuberculosis. Hence the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss plan to tackle this issue and multi-drug resistant cases. He said this after releasing the RNTCP Status Report for India, 2006. He said that various measures are taken to tackle TB-HIV.

In the first phase, the six high-HIV prevalent States of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur and Nagaland were identified for implementation. The services are being provided for HIV-infected TB patients by involving Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres and the RNTCP Designated Microscopy Centres and non-governmental organizations. The Ministry is conducting community-based surveys among new and re-treatment cases in Gujarat and Maharashtra to estimate the number of people who have become resistant for drugs.

Other states will also be strictly monitored to help the Government by observing the trends in resistance. According to the statistics drug resistance in new cases is less than 3% and in old cases it is about 10 %. Reports and data say that about 1.8 million people in India develop tuberculosis every year and nearly 3,70,000 die from it. The disease has devastating social costs. About 3 lakh children are forced to leave school because their parents have TB, and more than 1 lakh women with TB are rejected by their families every year.

Due to the strict surveillance the detection rate has crossed 70 % and the death rates have come down to 4 % from 29 %. The treatment success rate has risen from 25 % to 86 % due to this programme being extended to almost all the states. In the report the minister read out the data that RNTCP in 1992 has treated 5.45 million patie nts saving nearly 9.8 lakh lives. Mr. Ramadoss also pointed out that World Health Organization Report 2005 also appreciated the Indian programme against the disease.


'"/>




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:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... MD Now Urgent Care ... MD Now’s 28th facility overall and marks the urgent care center's eighth location in ... North of The Falls shopping mall. The new clinic offers a wide array of ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... American Farmer, will feature Chr. Hansen, Inc (CHR Hansen) in an upcoming episode ... Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for more info. ... 1874 after a groundbreaking discovery of how to industrialize enzymes. Rooted in science and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... insurance management assistance and financial planning services to communities in the greater Chicago ... Children’s Association to offer assistance to underprivileged youth in Chicago. , Founded in ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Moore Insurance, ... area with access to asset protection and financial planning services, is teaming up ... improving the lives of children with cancer and other chronic diseases. , The ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... is pleased to welcome Whipple & Company as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered ... of balancing their clients’ risk while tailoring optimized benefit packages that strengthen the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/2/2017)... , June 2, 2017  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:  NXTM), a ... today announced new findings demonstrating positive biochemical outcomes related ... System One™. The data will be presented at the ... Madrid, Spain . The ... Home Dialysis Network in Europe ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... Israel, May 29, 2017  Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... technology which enables the functional selection of stem cells, ... for the first quarter ended March 31 st , ... our accomplishments in the first quarter of 2017," said ... quarter, we announced the treatment of the first blood ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. , May 22, 2017 ... natural antiviral treatment Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin, announces the launch of ... in plain English, the results of a clinical ... after one year treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin in individuals ... is important to note that there are no ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: