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GNRC holds meet on TB

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GUWAHATI, Aug 4 - Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world�s deadliest communicable diseases. As per the Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, WHO, an estimated nine million people developed TB in 2013, out of which 1.5 million have died of this disease.

Among the 22 high-burden countries declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has topped the list with more than two million cases among its 1.2 billion population. But China with 1.3 billion population has only one million total TB cases, half of India.

Considering the magnitude of the problem, GNRC Dispur organised a CME on tuberculosis recently, a press release issued here today stated.

Prof Dr Dipanjan Bondyopadhya, HoD, Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, West Bangal elaborated on HIV-TB co-infection. Prof Dr Swaroop Kumar Baruah of the GMCH talked about drug resistance in TB, while Prof Dr Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharyya, HoD, Medicine, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, talked how other conditions hamper in the management of TB.

Dr Hara Kumar Das, senior consultant physician of GNRC, delivered a talk on the topic, �Global Burden of TB�. Dr Sanjib Handique, consultant radiologist, GNRC talked about the role of imaging in cranio-spinal TB.

Various doctors from different hospitals of Guwahati attended the CME and took part in the interaction session.

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GNRC holds meet on TB

GUWAHATI, Aug 4 - Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world�s deadliest communicable diseases. As per the Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, WHO, an estimated nine million people developed TB in 2013, out of which 1.5 million have died of this disease.

Among the 22 high-burden countries declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has topped the list with more than two million cases among its 1.2 billion population. But China with 1.3 billion population has only one million total TB cases, half of India.

Considering the magnitude of the problem, GNRC Dispur organised a CME on tuberculosis recently, a press release issued here today stated.

Prof Dr Dipanjan Bondyopadhya, HoD, Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, West Bangal elaborated on HIV-TB co-infection. Prof Dr Swaroop Kumar Baruah of the GMCH talked about drug resistance in TB, while Prof Dr Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharyya, HoD, Medicine, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, talked how other conditions hamper in the management of TB.

Dr Hara Kumar Das, senior consultant physician of GNRC, delivered a talk on the topic, �Global Burden of TB�. Dr Sanjib Handique, consultant radiologist, GNRC talked about the role of imaging in cranio-spinal TB.

Various doctors from different hospitals of Guwahati attended the CME and took part in the interaction session.