25 March 2010
TB patients were greeted with flowers at Rajiv Gandhi Institue of Chest Diseases in Bangalore on WednesdayOne-third of the world’s tuberculosis patients are from India and two people die every three minutes due to the disease.
World Tuberculosis Day with the theme innovation: to accelerate action against TB was observed on Wednesday. On the occasion, Karnataka State Tuberculosis Association and state health and family welfare department observed felicitated doctors, nurses and others who work towards prevention and control of TB in the state. The event was attended by Dr B Behar, director, Lala Ram Swarup Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Dr Prahalad Kumar, director, National Tuberculosis institute, E V Ramana Reddy, secretary, health department, and Bharat Lal Meena, BBMP commissioner. A souvenir and a booklet in Kannada to create awareness on the disease was released.
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One infected TB person can spread the disease to 10 to 15 others in a year
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Revised national TB control programme uses DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment - Short courses) strategy for the control of TB DOTS cures TB and as well as prevents it from spreading.