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India’s tuberculosis control programme is aggravating the disease in thousands of patients each year through a plan of treatment that threatens even uninfected people with drug-resistant TB. Statistics covering the past three years of the programme reveal that among 53,500 patients who received the regimen, at least 4,469 have died and over 7,200 have not been cured. Medical experts have described the treatment plan practised by the government as unethical. Read more at http://www.telegraphindia.com/1081222/jsp/frontpage/story_10286001.jsp

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