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India will eliminate tuberculosis by 2025: Modi

India will eliminate tuberculosis by 2025: Modi

"Today I announce that we have set 2025 as the deadline for India", the PM said at the Summit which was attended by ministers and concerned officials of all the states.

Targeting the previous governments, Modi said the immunisation programme had been going on for the last 30-35 years and despite that, the country could not achieve the target of complete coverage till 2014. Over 10 million people contract TB every year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India would totally eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, a good 5 years ahead of the global deadline set for 2030 and has already started working towards achieving this goal. Moreover, the government of India has nearly doubled the budget for tuberculosis in the financial year 2017-2018, and has allocated an additional US$100 million for 2018-2019 to alleviate the financial burden on TB patients during the course of their treatment.

Among those who present at the Summit were Union Health Minister JP Nadda, Union MoS Health Anupriya Patel, and WHO Director General TA Ghebreyesus.

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After inaugurating the Delhi End TB Summit at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to eradicate Tuberculosis from India by 2025. They are working in a smoke-free atmosphere, using clean energy."Mr Modi talked about world's biggest public health programme "Ayushman Bharat' and added " The aim is to create such an eco-system so that malnutrition is reduced."He stressed on use of Ayurvedic and Yoga with the mainstream medicines and stated that India was ready to work with all the countries in the world in this direction". Had we continued at the same pace, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve the target. THE WEEK had reported that in the letter, the PM had asked CMs to "closely monitor key performance indicators such as case notification (including from private sector), treatment success rate", and "active case finding in tuberculosis".

TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable. The TB-free India Campaign has launched under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination a step ahead in a mission for ending the epidemic by the year 2025.

Highlighting that most of TB's victims are poor, the PM said that the measures taken to eliminate TB will have a bearing on the lives of the poor.

The health ministers of a number of countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Peru and Brazil have also taken part in the summit.


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