New Delhi: 19th October 2012
India was home to the highest number of tuberculosis patients, who have become resistant to the most effective drugs available. In a shocking disclosure, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that while India was home to 73,000 patients with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB), the Union health ministry notified just 2% of these cases as being resistant to available drugs, tremendously increasing risk of the deadly air-borne disease from spreading in the population. What's worse, just about 1.6% of these MDR TB patients were enrolled for treatment.
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