New Delhi: 18th January 2012
India, which holds the unenviable record of being the world’s tuberculosis capital, is set to increase financial allocation for its fight against the air-borne disease by over 400%. As against Rs 1,440-crore budget for TB control in the 11th five year Plan, the health ministry’s working group has prepared a Rs 5,825-crore programme for the 12th Plan. India accounts for one-fifth (21%) of the global incidence, or an estimated 2 million cases.
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