Tuberculosis (TB) in Pakistan – One of the Most Infectious Killer

Tuberculosis TB in Pakistan an infectious killer

Tuberculosis (TB) is the top infectious disease killer in the world through airborne, can affect anyone anywhere all around the globe. when people with lung Tuberculosis TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel germs in the air and causing to spread the disease.

Tuberculosis TB is spreading rapidly at every corner of the world. Particularly, in the Asian and African region, the Virus has not yet eradicated completely. It’s because of several reasons like the habitats of these regions does not possess the buying power to purchase the Tuberculosis TB preventing drugs, having fewer resources of Tuberculosis prevention, OR having no or less knowledge about the cruciality of the disease.

In Pakistan, Most of the people, particularly in the interior Sindh, South Punjab, Balochistan, FATA, and Northern region of the country, people are not well conscious that how they all have to take steps to prevent the virus of Tuberculosis. As hardly they meet with their basic needs, like food and shelter etc. In a research study (Shah, 2019), recently published by Nasir Shah, has reported that 8.8 Million peoples are suffering from this disease and 4.4 million people have been demise from this world in Pakistan.

Tuberculosis TB’s bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. If we look in Pakistan, particularly in the province of Sindh, it is found to be highly critical and the region on the radar of the virus of TB and HIV-AIDS. It’s just because of the high negligence of Sindh Government, as less support and participation social Communities has been provided to the people who are already deprived of the basic necessities.


Tuberculosis TB kills over 4,000 people a day, it is also leading cause of death among HIV-positive people. Recently in 23rd December 2019, PPHI holds a conference regarding the awareness of TB Dots among the people. The regional In charge of the PPHI pointed out the reasons behind spreading widely TB Dots can be the inefficiency of local health department management, lack of fiscal budget, and the Inconvenience of transportation. Furthermore, he also added that the department has registered “74000 Patients who are having a virus of TB.

United Nation Organization conducted a conference on a topic, “Sustainable Development Goals” for 2030, in which a significant debate and emphases were on “How to resist the TB Dot’s”. A very famous magazine of USA “LENSIT” published a report in December 2019 and reported that United Nations Organization has invited to 4300 ambassadors from various countries including 80 countries for the inauguration of “3rd phase trial” vaccine bringing in market. They collectively measured that in initial step concerned departments should focus on children’s health concerns to the TB or HIV cases, which are under 5years of age. productively keeping them safe from the causalities, and the concentration of concerned departments then should be million miles ton. Prevention is far better than treatment. So, It is a batter that concerned government departments of Pakistan should emphasize at a larger scale to control and get rid of this viral disease keeping as one of a top priority list.

The Writer is Genexpert at Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS), Jacobabad, Sindh


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