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Tuberculosis testing in Kashmir increased thrice to detect patients early

Tuberculosis testing in Kashmir increased thrice to detect patients early

November 27 (Kashmir Visuals) in Srinagar: Early detection and lower transmission rates are the goals of a concerted effort to combat tuberculosis (TB) in Kashmir division, which has resulted to a large rise in testing activities.

The Kashmir News Observer (KNO) was informed by health officials that tuberculosis (TB) testing programs have been increased to detect illnesses in their early stages.

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Testing has increased threefold from last year, with an emphasis on early case detection, according to the officials.

As of October of current year, there have been 220,558 presumptive examinations, up from 63,307 in 2020, 95,290 in 2021, and 97,647 in 2022.

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According to them, the increased testing is done to help people get treated faster, lower transmission rates, and stop the spread of tuberculosis in communities. They also mentioned that the fast and accurate diagnostic tools are important for quickly confirming tuberculosis cases so that healthcare providers can start the right treatments.

The officials stated that the proactive approach to tuberculosis testing boosts individual health outcomes and helps achieve the larger objective of eradicating the illness.

They stated that investments in tuberculosis testing facilities and sophisticated diagnostic technology demonstrate a dedication to tackling this ongoing health issue, even though it is decreasing in Kashmir.

To further their goal of eradicating tuberculosis from the division, authorities in Kashmir have also implemented AI systems to identify possible cases of the disease.

According to Dr. Adfar Qadri, the State Tuberculosis Officer, tuberculosis is decreasing in Kashmir, as reported by KNO.

“We have taken several measures over the years to develop infrastructure and employ manpower for the early detection and effective treatment of the disease. We aim to achieve tuberculosis elimination by 2025 as a result of our intensified and active case finding and case screening efforts,” Dr. Adfar stated.The views from Kashmir

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