Having recently reviewed work in progress on the ambitious Ayushman Bharat lately, Prime Minister Modi is now in quest to ensure that New India is free from Tuberculosis. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate The Delhi End TB Summit today and launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign on this occasion.
The Delhi End TB Summit at VigyanBhawan is co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Stop TB Partnership.
With the launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign, activities of National Strategic Plan for TB elimination will move forward in Mission mode. The National Strategic Plan for TB elimination is backed by funding of over 12,000 crore rupees over the next three years to ensure every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment, and support. The new NSP adopts a multi-pronged approach which aims to ‘Detect’ all TB patients with an emphasis on reaching TB patients seeking care from private providers and undiagnosed TB in high-risk populations,
The Prime Minister’s vision to end TB by 2025, five years ahead of the SDG’s has galvanised the efforts of the Revised National Tuberculosis Program, which has treated over 2 Crore patients since its inception in 1997.