Books  /  Published 01.07.22

Cough, blood, despair

Books: Phantom Plague: How tuberculosis shaped history Author: Vidya Krishnan Publisher: Viking Price: 799 From Thomas Mann’s  The Magic Mountain to Ritwik Ghatak’s ...
By Shaoli Pramanik

India  /  Published 04.05.22

All-oral treatment for tuberculosis

The World Health Organisation has released new guidelines for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis with an all-oral regimen, but patients’ rights advocates in India are concerned about implement...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.04.22

TB finger at poor nutrition

Undernutrition accounts for a much bigger share of India’s counts of new tuberculosis patients than hitherto assumed, health researchers have said after an exercise that tweaked a single word &m...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.22

Old enemy: Tuberculosis

India’s first tuberculosis survey in nearly 60 years, India TB Report 2022, has arrived at an alarming conclusion — the prevalence rate of TB in the country is 312 cases per 100,000 p...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 25.03.22

TB survey finds India far from target

India’s first tuberculosis survey in 60 years has revealed a prevalence rate of 312 per 100,000 population, significantly higher than its TB elimination programme’s milestone target of 170...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


News  /  Published 30.12.21

Duare Sarkar sites to have vaccination facility in Bengal, KMC to assist

Duare Sarkar camps will now have vaccination centres and other health check facilities, the state health department has decided. The move is aimed at vaccinating a part of the reluctant section of th...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 15.10.21

TB: 13% rise in deaths in 2020

Tuberculosis killed 504,000 people in India in 2020, a 13 per cent increase over the previous year, the World Health Organisation said in a report released on Thursday, flagging a global reversal of p...
By G.S. Mudur

India  /  Published 17.07.21

Centre: Covid survivors prone to TB

Covid-19 can make a person more susceptible to developing active tuberculosis as it is an "opportunistic" infection like black fungus but currently there is not enough evidence to suggest TB...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Dual challenge for India's healthcare system

Exclusion is not uncommon in India’s healthcare system. Worryingly, this kind of exclusion has been exacerbated by the pandemic. A pertinent example to illustrate this point would be the slowing...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.07.21

How Covid-19 hampered TB eradication drive

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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