New survey shows rise of diabetes in TB patients

22nd April 2013

The results of a survey conducted by the Union and the State TB Cell in October 2011 has shown the rise of diabetes in TB patients. With a sample of 552 TB patients the prevalence of diabetes was 44% and 84% of these were not properly treated for diabetes.

This has led the Health Department to integrate the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) with the State’s Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD).

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