The amount incurred by government of India during the last three years for controlling tuberculosis (TB) has multiplied, but experts say that more efforts are needed to curb proliferation of TB in urban areas.
In 2011-12 the government had allocated Rs. 391.16 crore to combat TB while in 2012-13 the allocation was Rs 467.00 crore. In the current fiscal the government has set aside Rs 500.00 crore for the purpose.
India is the country with the highest burden of TB, with World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics for 2013 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.1 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9 million. The estimated TB prevalence figure for 2013 is given as 2.6 million.1
It is estimated that about 40% of the Indian population is infected with TB bacteria, the vast majority of whom have latent rather than active TB.
And it is not poor man’s issue. I now see TB in rich homes too.
In glorious days of Bharat, when life was not so erratic, aging was rare event in social life. Still, if there were instances of क्षय और राजक्षय (tuberculosis ), a patient was advised to live amongst cattle for a period of a month or two. Gau mata is प्राणदाता. क्षय or TB is actually प्राणक्षय.
Imagine drastic taxpayer money saving if we develop sanitorium within premises of Gau-shala? Imagine pharma cost saved by eliminating DOTs programs! And needless to mention, really young youth (Youth is not worth calling young these days. They are growing old rapidly).
One time investment in Gau-shala can serve patients without using any of Gau’s products.
Any brave doctor to do field trials?