New Delhi: 31st August 2011
India has the highest number of TB patients in the world. “India is moving towards universal access for quality TB care and has the power to become a global leader in research and innovation as well as in manufacturing of essential anti-TB drugs,” said Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Vishwa Mohan Katoch. India has the world's fastest growing pharmaceutical industry plus a huge potential to become a global frontrunner in bio-tech, medical and public research. It has the highest number of people with tuberculosis in the world -- two million new cases each year of an approximately nine million worldwide.
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