Tag Archives: tuberculosis

Health Minister Launches ‘Mission Indradhanush’ to Fight 7 Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Mission Indradhanush depicting 7 colours of the rainbow against 7 vaccine preventable diseases — diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B — was launched by Union Health Minister JP Nadda to make Indian kids receive full immunization program by 2020. The Mission Indradhanush seeks to achieve this goal, said the Health Minister. Between 2009 and 2013, immunisation ...

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Ignorance Main Cause Behind TB Spread in Assam Tea Gardens

By Azera Parveen Rahman Tezpur (Assam), Jan 18: Tuberculosis (TB) has become a major problem in Assam’s tea gardens, often leading to the death of workers, which experts attribute mainly to pervading ignorance among workers and poor management response to provide healthcare. The disease is rampant among workers and affects nearly 40 percent of the tea workers, which doctors say ...

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Public Spitting Still Main Cause Spreading TB; Time to Spread Awareness?

While TB or tuberculosis is raising its ugly head again, more than its new drug-resistance character, the root-cause has come under focus. The public spitting, a habit indigenous to India since the ancient times, still persists, say authroties and doctors. One of the worst offenders of public spitting are drivers of vehicles and paan-chewing public and no matter what the ...

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