Analysis > The silent superbug
  • Dr Tej Bahadur Gurung

    It is really sad that even in this century our part of the world is fighting communicable diseases like TB. The famous medical adage, ‘prevention is better than cure’ surely holds true for all these illnesses. There still is a lot of stigma associated with TB and the other problem is the discontinuation of the medicines in about one month by the patient due to the feeling of well-being that is attained by the treatment. The other problem is the ego or the malpractice by the physicians who rather than referring the patients to the government agencies for free DOTS medicines, will send the patients to their clinic-run pharmacy to buy the drugs. Patients are not even given the option of going to the DOTS center. They are not informed by the doctor.

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