1 Million TB Cases Skirt India’s System

Nearly a million TB cases in India have either gone undiagnosed or untreated, based on the latest assessment of India’s National Tuberculosis policy.

The failure to notify authorities of new TB patients, according to the leaked report, lies with the unregulated private hospitals. Attempts to improve collaboration between the public and private sectors over the past 2 decades have not yet worked.

Experts express concern about the lack of funds for the expansion of the program, especially when the economic burden of TB to the Indian economy between 2006-2014 was a staggering $340 billion.

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