Government to build national movement through multi-sectoral and community led approach to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025

Meha Kumari
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  • 26 Sep, 2019 10:16 am
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New Delhi: The government is building a national movement through a multi-sectoral and community led approach to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced on Wednesday. The Centre has also increased allocation of funds for the TB programme by four-folds, he announced after releasing the ‘India TB Report 2019’. In 2018, 21.5 lakh TB cases were notified to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, a 16 per cent increase over 2017 and the highest so far, the report disclosed. Under the National Strategic Plan for ending TB 2017-25, the RNTCP is strengthening private sector engagement in order to reach out to more TB patients and improve access to TB care through the patient provider support agency and provision of incentives to doctors for notifying TB patients and treatment outcomes.

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