India Places High Priority for TB Mukt Express: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: A Public private partnership (PPP) with integrated strategy is essential to achieve ‘TB Mukt Bharat’, Union minister Jitendra Singh has said.

Dr. Jitendra Singh flagged off the SMVD Narayana Healthcare TB Mukt Express at Udhampur with the slogan ‘Chalo Chale TB Ko Harane’. During the event, he said that the India’s efforts to eradicate TB by 2025 is a role model for the world and urged citizens to work collectively towards TB elimination in the true spirit of Jan Bhagidari.

Considering the deep societal and economic impact caused by Tuberculosis, the Govt. of India has placed a high priority for ‘TB Mukt Bharat’ by 2025 and  Biotechnology is going to play a huge part in the integrated holistic healthcare approach against elimination of Tuberculosis, Dr. Jitendra Singh added.

Strategies such as private sector engagement, active case finding, decentralization of services through Health and Wellness Centres, community engagement and Ni-kshay Poshan Yojana have transformed India’s TB management efforts and made it patient centric.

During the program, the minister also distributed kits among TB patients adopted by him in his parliamentary constituency to take care of their daily needs to accomplish Centre’s vision of TB Free India by 2025.

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