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Make India TB Mukt by 2025: Union Minister Ashwini Choubey


Make India TB Mukt by 2025: Union Minister Ashwini Choubey

In order to give adequate publicity to the programme, the minister directed the officers to convey the resolve of the prime minister to all schools across the country to make India ‘TB Mukt’ by 2025.

New Delhi: Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey Friday directed officers working under the TB Control Programme to convey the prime minister’s resolve of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target, to all schools across the country. Minister of State for Health chaired a meeting to review the working of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme during which he was informed about the steps being taken to treat the disease, including Drug-Resistant TB, by employing latest medicines.

To the query of the minister, it was stated that after the last drug found in 1960, a new and more effective medicine was found and introduced in 2017, an official statement said.

Choubey explained the need for popularising oral and children-friendly tablets.

The Deputy Director General, Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP) assured to give greater thrust and focus to the drive to popularise such drugs.

While reviewing the working of the TB Control Programme state-wise, Choubey expressed concern over the states which are lagging behind in the implementation of the programme and directed the officials to extend all the support to them, the statement said.

“In order to give adequate publicity to the programme, the minister directed the officers to convey the resolve of the prime minister to all schools across the country to make India ‘TB Mukt’ by 2025.

“Choubey also observed that the school children be sensitized about the TB programme by organising painting and essay writing competitions. He also desired that all stakeholder including legislators are sensitized and their cooperation solicited to combat and eliminate TB,” the statement stated.

Choubey also stressed on the need for mapping of the concentrated areas so that greater and sustained drive is launched to control TB from such vulnerable areas.

Source: PTI
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    DR RAMESHVARDHAN January 6, 2019, 9:58 pm

    I WISH YOU REFRAIN FROM GIVING VAUGE STATEMENTS , IF IT SO SIMPLE , OUR COUNTRY WOULD HAVE BEEN FREE FROM TUBERCULOSIS LONG AGO . THIS IS A COUNTRY WITH COUNTLESS NUMBER OF MALNOURISHED CHILDREN WITH STUNTED GROWTH , STUCK WITH POOR LIVING STANDARDS , WITH ALL SORTS OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN EXCESS. OUR CITIES ARE OVER CROWDED AND HIGHLY POLLUTED , 12 OF THE 15 POLLUTED CITIES OF THE WORLD ARE IN INDIA, INCLUDING THE CITY WHERE OUR PARLIAMENT RUNS . DEAR MINISTER , I HEARD YOU SPEAKING , I THINK YOU ARE A NICE PERSON, UNFORTUNATELY YOU ARE WELL MISGUIDED BY THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES , AS LONG AS YOU PEOPLE STOP READING THE NASTY , NUISANCE, NONSENSE SCRIPTS WRITTEN BY THE B A PASSED OUT BABUS THE BUEROCRATES YOU CAN NEVER IMPROVE OR IMPRESS THE PUBLIC , SPECILLY ELITE EDUCATIONTED CLASSES.

  2. Chup, you moron. Do you know MDRTB,XRMDTB. Don\’t just lecture for the sake of TRP. India can\’t eradicate TB atleast in this century.