110 ‘hidden’ tuberculosis patients found in Maharashtra
Ignorant of their condition, as many as 110 individuals with active tuberculosis were found in five municipal corporations in the state during a mass campaign between January 16 and 30 this year. As a part of the campaign, 7.48 lakh people were screened for the disease through door-to-door visit by health workers. A majority of such individuals were found in Mumbai (45) and Thane (29) followed by Bhiwandi-Nizampur (18), Pune (10) and Pimpri Chinchwad (8). In Pune, as many as 1.60 lakh people, mainly from the slums, were screened.