Bhubaneswar: March 25, 2011
Despite the State being prone to tuberculosis infection, the State government miserably failed to wake up to the situation, revealed a Citizen Report Card brought out by citizen forums on the occasion of of World TB Day. “The State government has been able to spend less than 50 per cent of the budget. Against budgetary availability of Rs.14.46 crore for 2010-11, only Rs. 4.72 crore has been spent, which is 33 per cent,” said the report. The progress report was prepared by Odisha Rajya Rogi Adhikar Manch (ORRAM) and Loka Samukhya, Odisha (LAO). TB was preventable and treatable, but the most common TB test was more than 125 years old and it missed half the cases.
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