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Now, docs to get TB leave as cases mount
Too many cases of tuberculosis (TB) among medical trainees and resident doctors in the state have prompted the medical education department to sanction medical leaves exclusively for the malady. This is the first time any state has taken such a step in India. Unusual working hours; close contact with patients; not following proper precautionary measures; poor infection control and less usage of masks among other factors have contributed to a rise in TB cases among medicos.