Over half a million people are estimated to be carrying tuberculosis in Pakistan; furthermore, according to the report the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global TB report 2016, estimated that there were 510,000 people afflicted with the disease in the country that means that 270 out of 100,000 people are affected by the TB. Likewise, the country only notified 33,809 cases, a gap of around 200,000. Besides, the report said there was only 63 percent of treatment coverage in the country, and 46,000 people had died from the disease. Therefore, it is requested to the government to provide a free assist for the patients.


Balochistan, December 21.