For more than 2.2 million tuberculosis (TB) patients in India — the highest figure in the world — chances of recovery are dwindling. The disease claims an Indian every two minutes.

The Centre’s plan to dispose a fraction of the hazardous UCC waste is too little, too late, for the long-suffering victims, says Shonali Ghosal

Paralysis is the first sign of trouble. As paralysis threatened 18-month-old Sumi Naskar’s tiny body, it also threatened to end India’s polio-free run.