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Delhi govt to launch revised TB control programme

Health minister AK Walia, addressing a function to mark the World TB day, said the government will launch the new programme soon to make Delhi a TB-free city.

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Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 09:54 PM IST

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The Delhi government will soon launch a revised TB control programme in the city to offer better treatment to the patients affected by the disease.

Health minister AK Walia, addressing a function to mark the World TB day, said the government will launch the new programme soon to make Delhi a TB-free city.

He said there are 250 TB patients in every one lakh population in the city.

The percentage of TB affected people have come down from 22% in 1996 to 2.6% in 2010.

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