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India TB Report

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  • March 25, 2021
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India TB Report

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health 

In news

  • According to the India TB report, in 2020, there were 18.05 tuberculosis notifications, which was a fall of 24% from 2019 due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. 
  • Released by: Health Ministry.

Key takeaways 

  • Between January and February 2020, there were 6% more cases reported than in 2019.
  • As a result of the lockdown, notifications in the public sector fell by 38% and 44% in the private sector in April and May.
  • Of the reported 24.04 lakh TB cases in 2019, treatment success was 82%, mortality rate was 4%. 
  • The approved budget toward the programme was decreased from ₹3,333 crores in 2019-20 to ₹3,110 crore in 2020-21.
  • The report said 20,892 (42%) of patients were initiated on a shorter MDR-TB regimen at the time of diagnosis. 
  • This is a significant decline from 2019.

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