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STANDARDS FOR TB CARE IN INDIA- AN OVERVIEW Dr. VIPIN VARKEY Consultant Pulmonologist, DTC, Kozhikode ---------- Development of the Standards for TB Care in India (STCI) is the culmination of a series of discussions involving various stakeholders involved in TB control and review of literature. Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and WHO Country Office for India took the lead in the process. With its unique challenges, approximately one third of the world's TB burden, and long history of dealing with a TB problem that appears to be resilient to the best effortRead more

Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Dr.P.S.Shajahan MD,DTCD Secretary, Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine(APCCM). Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine,  Govt.TD Medical College Alappuzha. -------------------------------------                          Lungs are essential  for life and the very life starts with respiration and cessation of life is marked by the  last act of breathing.It works continuosly throughout life time without rest even for a second. Despite this fact we never give due importance to the care ofRead more

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