27.9 lakh cases of TB, 42.3 lakh people has died of this disease. Due to 211 new infections in every 100,000 people, India currently has the largest number of TB patients in the world. This is revealed in a recent report.
There are many lakh cases which have not been identified nor have the treatment started and these people are not yet on the radar of health department.
Treatment of TB
TB is a highly contagious disease. This can be cured by taking the medicines fixed on the right time for the entire period. This whole course of drug regimen or medicine is called dots and it is provided free under the revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP).
What Doctors Says about TB
President of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Padmashri Dr. K.K. Agarwal said,
“TB is a major concern of public health in India. This is not only a disease, but also a major cause of mortality, But there is also a big economic burden on the country.
To eradicate it, it is necessary that more than one person in 100,000 people does not have new infection. This is possible only if the patients continue to get medicines without interruption and Their illness can be detected on time.
He said that any blockage in treatment can increase the risk of MDR-TB patient rapidly. Missing doz dots only demolishes the purpose of “therapy”. and In the absence of complete treatment, such patients can also infect other people.
These measures can help prevent TB infection from spreading
- keep your hand near your mouth or nose while Sneezing or coughing.
- Cover your mouth with cloth or tissue paper when you cough, sneeze or laugh. Take the all used tissue in a plastic bag and seal that pack and throw it in the trash.
- If this disease you have, do not go to work or school.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- sleep in a different room From other family members.
- Ventilate your room regularly. TB is spread in small closed spaces.
- These are based on research. Before you start any suggestion or start treatment, take the advice of your expert.