Prime Minister launched TB Free India Campaign at ‘Delhi End TB Summit’

Highlights:

  • The Union Government is implementing a national strategic plan to end tuberculosis.
  • Now, it has disclosed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ‘Delhi End TB Summit’ . 
  • The Union Government has launched the TB Free India Campaign at ‘Delhi End TB Summit’ on 13 March 2018.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi disclosed that his government is implementing a national strategic plan (NSP) to end tuberculosis by 2025. 
  • This is five years ahead of the global target of 2030.
  • The PM disclosed that under the NSP his government will spend over Rs. 12,000 crore for the next three years to ensure every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment and support.
  • TB is the leading infectious killer in India. 
  • There were an estimated 28 lakh new cases of TB in 2016, with over 4 lakh people succumbing to the disease, including those with TB and HIV.