India’s human rights commission seeks answers over shortage of TB drugs

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 03 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4301
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

The National Human Rights Commission of India has given the government two weeks to answer questions about the availability of drugs used to treat tuberculosis.

The media have reported that supplies are at critically low levels, especially paediatric formulations.

The commission informed the national health secretary and state health secretaries on 26 June that it had taken notice of media …

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