The official said that 91 per cent of those infected with tuberculosis were cured during the January to June period.
“The increase of the tuberculosis cases was found to be disturbing. A meeting of experts, doctors, para-medical staffs and other health officials was held in Aizawl last week and finalised some strategies to deal with this health issues,” the official added.
World Health Organisation consultant Gautam Borgohain said in that meeting that Mizoram would be given a machine costing over Rs.35 lakh so that the doctors in the state could impart better treatment to tuberculosis patients.
According to experts, the outbreak of tuberculosis these days is due to environmental factors.
“Overcrowding, malnutrition and weakened immune systems are also major contributing factors of this disease,” said Ranjit Das, a tuberculosis disease expert.