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Equip private clinics better to fight Tuberculosis in India: study

Jul 16, 2014    

Washington Although treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is freely available and highly effective, it continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year in India. A vast numbers of cases go undetected, owing primarily to the ill-equipped private health care providers, says a study.For better TB tests to make a major difference, they must be made available to the private health care providers where patients first seek care, the researchers said."Most people in India with underlying TB initially seek care for cough from the private health care sector," said the study's lead autho...

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