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TB Durgs in India UPSC NOTE


  • Infectious disease that affects often the lungs and caused by bacteria .

  • TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  • TB bacteria can attack the kidney, spine, and brain.

  • Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick.

  • TB is an air borne disease.

  • Tuberculosis is preventable and curable.

Rifampicin is used to treat TB?

  • Rifampicin — a medicine used for treating drug-sensitive TB

  • Linezolid, Clofazimine, and Cycloserine are the other important drugs used to treat TB.

Remedies for supply issues

  • Government claimed that all drug-sensitive TB drugs are “available with sufficient stocks ranging six months and above.

  • This is not the first time India facing TB drug shortage.

  • In sep 2021, and  2013 faced the similar issues.

WHO Observation

  • WHO about the stock depletion.

  • WHO was aware about the shortage of TB drugs.

  • WHO officials are closely monitoring by visiting facilities in India.

  • WHO expressed the hopefulness, this unfortune situation will be sorted soon.



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TB Durgs in India UPSC NOTE
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