Tuberculosis resistance neglected by Indian Government

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Recently,  a doctor in Mumbai sounded the alarm about tuberculosis treatment. For two years he has been treating 12 TB-patients, but the medicines have not helped. These patients have a resistance to every known type of antibiotics. But the Indian authorities seem to be ignoring these shocking conclusions.