Tuberculosis in India Current Affairs, GK & News
On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan released annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, 2020 through a virtual event. Along with the report, the minister also released the following A report on Joint Monitoring Mission Manual on Direct Benefit Transfer to TB patients under NIKSHAY Scheme A training module ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Topics: direct benefit transfer • National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme • NIKSHAY • Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program • Sustainable Development Goals • Tuberculosis in India • Tuberculosis management
One of the founders of bacteriology, German physician Robert Koch, discovered the anthrax disease cycle and the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis and cholera. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1905 for his research on tuberculosis. To commemorate the day of his discovery, World Tuberculosis day is being celebrated on March 24. Government of India ..
With the aim to detect cases earliest and treat them, back in 1962, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme was started which from 1st January 2020 onwards has been renamed with now focus from control shifting to elimination as National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. The change of name was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family ..
Topics: Narendra Modi • National Leprosy Eradication Program • National Polio Eradication Program • National Tuberculosis Control Programme • National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme • Prime Minister of India • Sustainable Development Goals • Sustainable Development Goals 2030 • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India
Union Health Ministry signs a pact with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore AI for combating tuberculosis
The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a pact with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (WIAI) to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against TB. As per pact, Wadhwani AI would support the National TB programme in vulnerability and hot-spot mapping, modelling novel methods of screening and ..
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out a programme for universal screening of children below 18 years for leprosy and tuberculosis (TB). About the Scheme Under the scheme, an estimated 25 crore children and adolescents will be screened annually for leprosy and TB and put on treatment if required. The Rashtriya ..
Topics: Acid-fast bacilli • Bacterial Diseases • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Lepra • leprosy • Medical specialties • Microbiology • Mycobacterium • Mycobacterium leprae • Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India