Nagaland records 285 TB cases in 2021-22
Dimapur, April 5 (EMN): A total of 285 tuberculosis (TB) cases were recorded in the state from February 2021 to January 2022 out of a population of 20.9 lakh. The data was provided in the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) NIKSHAY portal.
NIKSHAY is a system introduced by the government of India to keep track of TB patients across the country. It is a web-based solution for monitoring of TB patients under a revised national TB programme. Apart from web-based technology, SMS services have been used effectively for communication with patients and monitoring the programme on a day-to-day basis.
District-wise distribution showed that Dimapur, with a population of 4.01 lakh, 137 TB cases were notified, followed with 41 cases in Kohima out of 2.85 lakh population, 23 cases in Mokokchung out of 2.04 lakh population, 31 cases in Mon out of 2.65 lakh population, nine cases in Tuensang out of 1.72 lakh population, six cases in Wokha out of 1.75 lakh population, 14 cases in Zunheboto out of 1.49 lakh population, four cases in Peren out of 1 lakh population, seven cases in Kiphire out of 0.78 lakh population, and four cases in Longleng out of 0.53 lakh population.