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TB claims 1153 lives in 7 yrs in Mnp
Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 20:
Published on 21 Aug. 2010 12:18 AM IST
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Tuberculosis (TB) has reportedly claimed 1153 lives in Manipur in the last seven year, said Dr. Manihar, while presenting the scenario of TB in the state at an interaction programme on “Innovation of Civil Society in Tuberculosis Care and Control on Friday. He said 3, 74,200 patients are still undergoing treatment under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) out of which 23,115 were males and the rest 14,275 females.
Three cases of Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) were also detected in the hill districts of the state, while 100 spectrum samples still await diagnosis.
In Manipur, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTCP), which was renamed as Revised Nation Tuberculosis Control Programme in 1998 started from 1962. The rate of detection of Sputum Smear Positive (NSP) tuberculosis in the state is 55%, while the sputum conversion rate is 85% and the cure rate is 82% which is below the national rate of 90%.
The Manipur TB Control Society has offices spread across all nine districts and treatment facilities are being provided in 50 centres in government run healthcare centres. Besides 59 NGOs and RNTCP are working in the field of controlling the disease, he added.
Mamta Jacob highlighted on the scenario of the people infected by TB.
She further added that about 18 lakh people used to be infected by TB every year in India and more than 1000 people died of the disease everyday at the age of 25 to 45.

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