TB survivors to be roped in to eliminate disease by 2025.
Abantika Ghosh, April 18, 2018
Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions', who survived tuberculosis, should be identified to raise awareness about the disease and meet a deadline, set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to make India TB-free by 2025...Read more
Ending TB in India by 2025 is ambitious, not impossible.
K VijayRaghavan, March 21, 2018
The Delhi End tuberculosis (End-TB) summit held recently was a watershed moment in the history of the disease. Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed a national commitment to rid India of tuberculosis by 2025...Read more
ICMR validates new test kit for tuberculosis.
Kalyan Ray, November 22, 2017
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has validated a new, modern and low-cost TB diagnostic kit that has the potential to change the tuberculosis treatment scenario in India...Read more
Health Ministry to release indigenous TB test.
November 07, 2017
An indigenously developed diagnostic test called Truenat test for effective case detection of Tuberculosis (TB) will soon be rolled out by the Union Health Ministry...Read more
Health ministry to roll out indigenously developed Tuberculosis detection test Truenat.
Neetu Chandra Sharma, November 07, 2017
Union health ministry will soon roll out an indigenously developed diagnostic test called "Truenat test" for effective case detection of Tuberculosis (TB).This point-of-care (POC)...Read more
One-hour test for TB.
G. S. Mudur, November 05, 2017
India is mulling the introduction of a home-grown, battery-operated, point-of-care test that can detect tuberculosis in under an hour and phase out smear microscopy...Read more
India moving forward in research towards new tools for tuberculosis.
November 05, 2017
Indigenously developed point-of-care (POC) molecular diagnostic test validated through multicentric studies and found to be comparable with internationally approved molecular diagnostic test...Read more
TB and MDR-TB diagnosis goes the Make in India way Vicky Pathare.
Vicky Pathare, September 29, 2017
India, with its high tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden, has long been lookingfor an affordable, high-sensitivity test to be used in the most peripheral health facilities with least technical complexity...Read more
Cheaper, indigenous TB test enters final validation phase.
R. Prasad, July 01, 2017
Truenat MTB is being tested in 100 microscopy centres in 10 States A cheaper, indigenously developed molecular diagnostic test for drug-sensitive and rifampicin-resistant TB is entering the final leg of performance validation and operational feasibility testing...Read more
Indigenous kit may cut TB test cost by 50%, trials underway.
Umesh Isalkar and Ekatha Ann John, June 29, 2017
Scientists from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) are working on an indigenous DNA-based sputum test for tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB, which will bring down the cost of TB test by at least half...Read more