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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

India : Central team examining Drug Resistant TB cases in Mumbai

Via IBN Live :

" A team of doctors, deputed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has reached Mumbai to ascertain facts about the reported cases of Drug Resistant TB cases.

The Ministry says, the cases should be called 'Extensively Drug Resistant-TB' (XDR-TB) and not 'Totally Drug Resistant –TB' (TDR-TB) as per WHO norms, an official release said.

The central team has started analysis of the situation and is in touch with the health authorities of Maharashtra, Mumbai Municipal Corporation, while also involving experts from concerned stake-holders, including the Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.

Hinduja hospital is not accredited to diagnose XDR or TDR, the release said."

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