Why most of India's TB patients aren't getting treatment

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On March 24, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey in India 2019 – 2021. The last such survey took place in 1955-58 after independence. The survey shows that 312 persons per 100000 people in the country have tuberculosis of all forms. The survey also has information on risk factors related to tuberculosis such as malnutrition, diabetes, alcoholism etc and the kind of expenditure a tuberculosis patient undertakes during his or her treatment.

To understand more about this survey and its relevance, Suno India’s Menaka Rao spoke to Dr Sriram S from National Institute of Tuberculosis Research, Chennai who is also the principal investigator of this survey.

To know more about tuberculosis in India, you can listen to our series- Gasping for Breath.

References

National TB Prevalence Survey in India 2019 – 2021 :: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis – A Baseline Survey In Central India – PMC
TUBERCULOSIS SITUATION IN INDIA: MEASURING IT THROUGH TIME*
a cluster randomised trial of nutritional support (food rations) to reduce TB incidence in household contacts of patients with microbiologically confirmed pulmo… | BMJ Open
How Kerala Is Fighting TB, And Winning
https://tbcindia.gov.in/WriteReadData/IndiaTBReport2022/TBAnnaulReport2022.pdf

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