Print edition : August 23, 2013

It is a well-known fact that TB is curable only if the drugs are faithfully administered according to a strict regimen. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

TB patients in a hospital in Hyderabad, a 2011 photograph. The majority of TB patients are economically deprived people. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

The Central government’s failure to procure anti-TB drugs disrupts the country’s TB control programme.
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