Tuberculosis cases not increasing due to COVID-19: Sgr admin

Srinagar: Urging people not to pay heed to fake news, the administration on Sunday said that there is no truth in the claims that increase in the number of tuberculosis cases was due to COVID-19.

“Accurate information is your right, don’t let fake news generators dupe you with false information,” Srinagar District Administration said in a tweet today.

It said the reports that there was sudden rise in cases of tuberculosis among the patients, who were infected with COVID, are totally fake.

The administration said the fact is that health ministry has recommended TB screening for all COVID 19 positive patients and COVID 19 screening for all diagnosed TB patients.

Besides, the ministry has also issued multiple advisories and guidelines to reiterate the need for bi directional screening of TB-COVID and TB-ILI/SARI.

The administration said that there is no enough evidence to link the increase in TB cases to COVID-19. (UNI)

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