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     Mar 6, '14


India fights a tougher TB
Bijoyeta Das

NEW DELHI - Joba Hemron, 50, was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in 2011. She was put on a Directly Observed Treatment Short-course, provided free at a public health clinic in Bongaigaon



district in Assam. But soon she began missing too many doses. "My sons work in the fields, I was too weak to go on my own to get the pills," she says. She went to a private clinic, hoping to collect all the medicines at once. That was expensive, which meant she could again not complete the course.

Three years and five doctors later, she kept losing weight. "I took medicines whenever convenient but I was only getting worse." Her family sold a goat and with the money traveled to the state's capital, Guwahati. More ...

(Inter Press Service)





 

 

 
 



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