New Delhi, Apr 22 2018
Soon medical colleges might have to set up drug-resistant tuberculosis centres to get recognised.
The Health Ministry has written a letter to the MCI proposing that drug-resistant tuberculosis centres should be made mandatory in medical colleges for them to get recognised.
The government had recently rolled out a daily drug regimen for the treatment of TB under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) across all states under which patients are being given fixed drug combinations (FDCs), three or four drugs in a single pill, on a daily basis instead of thrice a week.
Taking stock of the Tuberculosis Control Program, Health Minister J P Nadda had urged all stakeholders to come together for an aggressive strategy for tuberculosis-free India by 2025. PTI