3 Oct, 16 | by BMJ
India reports more cases of tuberculosis than any other country. This much is well known. However, nobody quite knows the true magnitude of the TB problem in the country.
For one, we do not know the number of TB patients who do not seek care or who remain undiagnosed, but we refer to this often as the “missing million.” Also, until recently, we did not have the foggiest idea of the number of TB patients treated in India’s vast, fragmented private sector. Currently, many private providers and hospitals do not notify the government of TB cases, despite TB being made a notifiable disease in 2012.
This can change. more…