Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Data on People Afflicted by Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
As per the latest information by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) the number (estimated) of Cancer patients (prevalence) during 2011, 2012 and 2013 are 2819457, 2820179 and 2934314.

Total number of TB patients registered under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) during 2010, 2011 and 2012 are 1522147, 1515872, and 1467585 respectively.

The number of HIV infected cases in the country, as reported by Department of AIDS Control, during 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 are 317336, 285152 and 245859 respectively.

As per the information by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), the estimated number of cases of Coronary Heart Diseases in India in years 2005 and 2010 was 35886789 and46968695 respectively.

Data regarding percentage of recovery from Cancer and Heart Disease are not maintained centrally. Under RNTCP, in these years, the treatment success rate in TB patients is about 88% for new smear positive patients.

HIV/AIDS is a chronic manageable disease for which Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is taken.

While Health is a State subject, the Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments and provides health care facilities through various institutions like All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Delhi etc. 

Sufficient health care personnel have also been designated for providing services to manage the TB patients under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme. There are 410 ART centres across the country to treat and nurse people living with HIV/AIDS.

This was stated by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today. 

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