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akhilesh yadav

Tuberclosis cases and TB-related deaths have been rising in the district in the past few years, according to data provided by the district healthauthorities under the RTI Act.

While 1,318 TB cases were detected in 2012, the figure shot up to 1,630 in 2013, showing an increase of nearly 25 per cent. As many as 575 cases of TB have been detected so far this year.

The number of TB-related deaths has also been gradually increasingover the years. While 24 persons reportedly died due to TB in 2009, 43 TB patients died in 2013. Around 20 persons have died so far this year.


Read more: In Mohali, 1,318 TB cases detected in 2012, number rose to 1,630 last year | The Indian Express

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