Amar Ujala special report: Every day 30 people in Meerut develop TB disease

Arish Rizvi, , Meerut

Published by: kapil kapil
Updated Fri July 30, 2021 4:19 PM IST

Summary

Aside from Corona, TB is also attacking people quickly. About 30 new TB patients are found in the city every day.

Corona on one side and TB on the other. About 30 new TB patients are found in the city of Meerut every day. This is a setback for the TB-free India campaign by 2025. That year, from January 1st to June 30th, 5,430 TB patients were found in 181 days. Of these, 3,256 patients reached the team of the tuberculosis department, while the information of 2,174 patients was received from private doctors.Most of these patients are in the 30 to 50 year age group. 60 percent are men and 40 percent women. There are 18 treatment centers in Meerut for the treatment of TB. There are more than a thousand point centers and more than 600 employees are employed. In the past five years, more than 33 thousand patients with TB have been confirmed in the district.

The district tuberculosis officer Dr. Gulshan Rai said that the reason for the increase in the number of TB patients was insufficient and less nutritious food, lack of sanitation, more people living in less space, having contact with the TB patient and using their belongings. Is. Apart from that, TB patients also put on weight due to the spit out of TB patients, low immunity and the omission of medication in between.

Untreated patient sacrifices 10-12 people
If a patient with TB (tuberculosis) is left untreated, TB can kill 10 to 12 patients. If one person has TB and is not aware of it, more people can become TB patients as a result.

Get tested if you see these symptoms

– persistent cough for two weeks
– fever and loss of appetite
– Night sweats
– steady weight lossthis is TB
TB is a serious, infectious, and bacterial disease that primarily affects the lungs and can be life-threatening. His drugs are available free of charge from the DOTS centers. Its center is in the district hospital.

Don’t panic, get treatment
District PPM coordinators Shabana Begum and Ajay Saxena said that the disease cannot be hidden, it is not incurable. Timely treatment can get rid of it. In addition to medication, a nutritious diet is also necessary. Nutrients in the body strengthen health.

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Corona on one side and TB on the other. About 30 new TB patients are found in the city of Meerut every day. This is a setback for the TB-free India campaign by 2025. That year, from January 1st to June 30th, 5,430 TB patients were found in 181 days. Of these, 3,256 patients reached the team of the tuberculosis department, while the information of 2,174 patients was received from private doctors.

Most of these patients are in the 30 to 50 year age group. 60 percent are men and 40 percent women. There are 18 treatment centers in Meerut for the treatment of TB. There are more than a thousand point centers and more than 600 employees are employed. In the past five years, more than 33 thousand patients with TB have been confirmed in the district.

The district tuberculosis officer Dr. Gulshan Rai said that the reason for the increase in the number of TB patients was insufficient and less nutritious food, lack of sanitation, more people living in less space, having contact with the TB patient and using their belongings. Is. Apart from that, TB patients also put on weight due to the spit out of TB patients, low immunity and the omission of medication in between.

Untreated patient sacrifices 10-12 people

If a patient with TB (tuberculosis) is left untreated, TB can kill 10 to 12 patients. If one person has TB and is not aware of it, more people can become TB patients as a result.

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