Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drug Resistant TB Cases, 06/12/2019
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drug Resistant TB Cases, 06/12/2019. India has the largest number of individuals suffering from drug resistant TB. However, as per the latest global TB report, India ranks 38th in the number of MDR-TB patients per lakh population (9.6 per lakh population). The estimated number of Multi drug resistant/ Rifampicin resistant TB (MDR/RR TB) patients in India for 2018 is 1,30,000, which contributes to about 27% of the global burden. Further details are annexed at Annexure.