PM Modi launches campaign for TB eradication from India by 2025

India will support every country to make a TB-free world PM Modi at End TB Summit

India will support every country to make a TB-free world PM Modi at End TB Summit

He added that expert TB physicians and workers can make a great positive impact in this campaign.

The Prime Minister will launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign on this occasion.

PM Modi also underlined the work being done by the government to correctly identify TB victims, ensure that active cases are known on time, and whether the medicines that are being prescribed are effective. PM Modi speaking on the sidelines of an event called End-TB Summit said, "A target has been set to eradicate Tuberculosis globally by 2030".

Prime Minister stressed on analyzing the situation and changing the approach, saying that efforts to control tuberculosis have not come up with successful results yet and said state governments have a major role to play in the eradication of TB from the country.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh said that "New India" will represent youth aspirations and will essentially be the India of 21st century youth. Over 10 million people contract TB every year.

"This will be the world's largest government-funded health care programme".

He also invoked cooperative federalism as a way to counter the disease.

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. "The pace of the immunisation coverage earlier was inching ahead by just a percent". "India and France are working together to utilize solar power to meet the requirement of clean energy across the globe", said Modi while addressing a gathering of over 11,000 women at DLW grounds after hosting the French President Emmanuel Macron in his parliamentary constituency on Monday evening.

"Even the most hard of things can be achieved, but for that we need to fix a target". While the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB will be held in September, this year and future course of action will be decided in the UN General Assembly.

Reiterating the commitment of the government, Health Minister JP Nadda said, "We are starting a new scheme for nutritional support, expanding public-private partnership models and aligning our strategies to follow the similar success we got in HIV/AIDS".

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