KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tuberculosis testing has been done free of charge in eight wards of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). The Japan Tuberculosis Prevention Organization organized a two-day free tuberculosis (TB) health camp in collaboration with the Japan Nepal Health and Tuberculosis Research Organization and the local ward offices.
A modern 'Gene Expert' machine has been installed in Taplejung to detect tuberculosis (TB) germs within two hours. Till now, microscopy has been used to test for tuberculosis at primary health centers and health posts. In the past, however, after carrying out microscopic examinations, the Gene Expert machine would be used to confirm that the patients had tuberculosis.
KAILALI, Aug 29: In 2017, there were 29 tuberculosis cases in Masuriya, a village in Kailali district. The following year, this number reached 40. The new TB patients have been found in the same localities where cases were seen some 18 years ago. Masuriya Health Post is alarmed at the spurt in TB cases within such a small population.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Tuberculosis kills 18 people every day, according to the National Tuberculosis Center. In 2017/18, at least 196,000 people have been suspected with the disease. However, less than a quarter of the patients, around 32,000 accessed treatment, the Center said.
KAILALI, July 23: Even as the government and stakeholders are making attempts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB), a recently published report shows that the disease is still prevalent in places and communities where it was first noticed about two decades ago.
Tuberculosis (TB) became a very good friend of mine. I had no idea when we first met but meeting TB was a blessing in disguise. It helped me broaden my vision and most importantly, gave me an opportunity to know myself. It stayed with me for six months and gave me amazing memories. Before I got diagnosed with TB, my life was hectic; I used to rush to volunteer in different events from morning to evening. I hardly had time for my family. I was lost in my own world where my focus was only work.