New Delhi, March 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Delhi End TB Summit at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.
In his address, Modi said ” We have not been successful in curbing Tuberculosis yet. I believe that if something doesn’t yield result even after 10-15 years then we need to change our approach. The situation needs to be analysed”.
“I would like to announce that we have set the aim to eradicate TB from India by 2025”, he added.
The programme is being co-hosted by the Health Ministry, World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office and Stop TB Partnership.
The Prime Minister will also launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign, which will take the activities of National Strategic Plan- NSP for TB elimination forward in Mission mode.
With the funding of over 12,000 crore rupees over the next three years, the aim of the NSP is to ensure every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment, and support.