To help tuberculosis (TB) patients recover faster, a TB-eradication programme in India is urging members of the public to “adopt” patients as friends and to send them nutrient-rich food every month. Photo: AP
To help tuberculosis (TB) patients recover faster, a TB-eradication programme in India is urging members of the public to “adopt” patients as friends and to send them nutrient-rich food every month. Photo: AP
India

Indians urged to ‘adopt’ tuberculosis patients as country steps up nutrition fight against disease

  • Under India’s TB eradication scheme, individuals and organisations can ‘adopt’ TB patients and send them a parcel of nutrient-rich food each month
  • A high protein diet hastens the recovery of TB patients but many patients often cannot afford the high costs of nutrition, medication and routine tests

To help tuberculosis (TB) patients recover faster, a TB-eradication programme in India is urging members of the public to “adopt” patients as friends and to send them nutrient-rich food every month. Photo: AP
To help tuberculosis (TB) patients recover faster, a TB-eradication programme in India is urging members of the public to “adopt” patients as friends and to send them nutrient-rich food every month. Photo: AP
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