One Million TB Cases Go Unreported In India

| December 6 , 2015 , 21:31 IST
TB cases At least 1 million Tuberculoses cases go unreported in India as disease is growing rapidly in India. The information was revealed during the event “Role of Information Communication Technology to reach and ensure TB treatment adherence for the Missing Million” organised by India and South African Department of Science and Technology joint programme of Global Coalition Against TB (GCAT) in Cape Town on Dec 4. The event impressed on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve Tuberculosis care in India and Africa. Key government officials, Member of Parliaments, TB experts and researchers attended the meeting from both the Nations and pledged to eradicate the disease. Accordingly the joint event put special emphasis on expanding the campaign through much used social media to reach millions across the globe. According to the reports, more than 1 million TB cases go undetected in India, despite the fact that it is second most killer disease after HIV/AIDS world wide. The reports added that TB as killed more than 2 lakh people in India in 2014. Keeping in view the alarming condition of the disease, the two nations are launching special media campaign to aware general masses about the disease.