Central government implementing Advisory on Increased TB Infection in Corona Patients, TB Infection in Coronavirus Patients: The Ministry of Health has issued this Advisory when the number of TB cases is up to 25% by 2020 due to restrictions on Covid-19.
- Increase in TB cases by 25% due to Covid-19.
- Central Government, which has issued Advisory to all States and UTs.
- However, the government has also clarified that there is insufficient evidence that TB cases have increased due to Covid-19.
Bengaluru News: The Ministry of Health (MoHFW) on Saturday reiterated its recommendations on the screening of TB for all Covid-19 positive patients in the wake of reports of increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB) during the coronavirus epidemic in the country. The Advisory has been issued by the Ministry in the wake of increasing reports of tuberculosis cases in Covid-19 infected patients. According to an official statement, ‘It is clear that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended TB testing for all Covid-19 positive patients and Coronavirus test for all TB cured patients. Since August 2020, states and union territories have been advised to increase surveillance and accelerate case-finding efforts for TB and Covid-19.
In addition, the Government has issued several suggestions and guidelines for reiterating the need for TB-Corona and TB-ILI / SARI Bi-Directional Screening in States and Union Territories. The Advisory has been implemented by the Ministry when the number of TB cases increases by about 25% in 2020 due to restrictions on Covid-19. Special efforts are being made to mitigate this effect by conducting an active case test campaign in all states, including screening of severe cases in OPD settings. Also, read This: ‘Make in India’ ready to crack Pak drone attack: Amit Shah.
However, the government has also clarified that there is insufficient evidence that TB cases have increased due to Covid-19. The Ministry of Health, which focuses on Tuberculosis and Covid-19 Dual Disease, both of which are considered infectious diseases. Moreover, these two diseases mainly affect pulmonary edema. Cough, fever, and difficulty breathing are common symptoms in both. However, TB symptoms take a long time to appear and the onset of the disease is very slow.
The Central Ministry of Health has also issued a warning against post-Covid diseases, such as black fungus, in a person infected with SARS-Cov-2 (TAR) disease, which makes him more susceptible to developing TB. Because TB infection, like the Black Fungus, attacks the weak body.