Govt.’s target to root out TB by 2025 unachievable, say doct
The government’s plan to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 seems an unachievable target, say doctors. An estimated 2.8 million people suffer from TB, which is 217 per one lakh population. A significant number of them are drug resistant mainly due to late diagnosis or a haphazard medication course.

"The problem is we are focusing on antibiotics which are very limited now. We need to focus on the preventive habits such as coughing, sneezing etiquettes which should be engraved from childhood. A TB patient releases 3,000 to 5,000 TB bacilli in one cough. If we ignore these basics, the TB war is going to be a huge failure.", said a senior doctor.’s-target-to-root-out-TB-by-2025-unachievable-say-doctors/article17129045.ece