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Unshackled steps of TB towards MDR and XDR-TB

Uzma Parveen

According to WHO fact sheet of 2010 around 1/3 of the world population is infected with TB. The estimated incidence of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of 9.6 million global is really alarming. India declared TB to be a notifiable disease in 2012. It meant that in future all private doctors, caregivers and clinics treating a TB patient had to report every case of TB to the Government.