Govt committed to make nation free from Tuberculosis by 2025: Minister

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste has said that the Union Government is committed to make the nation free from Tuberculosis by the year 2025 as per the directives of the Prime Minister, well ahead of the target year 2030 fixed by the World Health Organization.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of the Centre-State Summit for Elimination of Tuberculosis through Effective Partnership organized by the Directorate General of Health Services under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Department of Tuberculosis Control under the Government of Maharashtra in Nagpur today.

The Minister further said that the concerted efforts are being made to reduce the number of deaths due to Tuberculosis apart from controlling the drug-resistance and early detection of the HIV-affected TB patients through some effective measures.

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, tests have been conducted for more than 14 lakh patients and lives of 3.2 lakh patients have been saved and 18 lakh more patients have been registered during the process so far, he added.


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