End-TB Summit: Narendra Modi says govt working towards making India tuberculosis-free by 2025 [Photos]

Launching the TB-free India campaign to eradicate the disease by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis have not been successful and stressed on changing the approach to achieve the goal

FP Staff March 13, 2018 17:47:48 IST
Launching the TB-free India campaign to eradicate the disease by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis have not been successful and stressed on changing the approach to achieve the goal. PTI
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Launching the TB-free India campaign to eradicate the disease by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis have not been successful and stressed on changing the approach to achieve the goal. PTI
Modi called for multi-sectoral engagement and participation of all stakeholders at every level to create "TB-free village, panchayat, district and state", noting that frontline TB physicians and workers can make a major contribution in this direction. Twitter@narendramodi
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Modi called for multi-sectoral engagement and participation of all stakeholders at every level to create "TB-free village, panchayat, district and state", noting that frontline TB physicians and workers can make a major contribution in this direction. Twitter@narendramodi
The prime minister was speaking at the inauguration of the End-TB Summit in New Delhi. Modi said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared tuberculosis an emergency 25 years ago and since then several countries have made efforts to eliminate the disease. Twitter@narendramodi
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The prime minister was speaking at the inauguration of the End-TB Summit in New Delhi. Modi said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared tuberculosis an emergency 25 years ago and since then several countries have made efforts to eliminate the disease. Twitter@narendramodi
"But the ground reality still remains that we have not been successful in curbing tuberculosis yet. If something doesn't yield desired results even after 10-20 years, then we need to change our approach and analyse the work done, which could help in finding new paths," Modi said. PTI
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"But the ground reality still remains that we have not been successful in curbing tuberculosis yet. If something doesn't yield desired results even after 10-20 years, then we need to change our approach and analyse the work done, which could help in finding new paths," Modi said. PTI
He launched the TB-free India campaign to take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination forward in a mission mode for eradicating the disease by 2025. State governments have a major role to play in the elimination of TB from India, Modi said, adding he has written to all chief ministers to join this mission. Modi with health minister JP Nadda and MoS Anupriya Patel. PTI
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He launched the TB-free India campaign to take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination forward in a mission mode for eradicating the disease by 2025. State governments have a major role to play in the elimination of TB from India, Modi said, adding he has written to all chief ministers to join this mission. Modi with health minister JP Nadda and MoS Anupriya Patel. PTI
"The government has made a provision of spending $100 million per annum for providing nutrition support to the patients," Modi said. He said his government's thrust has been on technology and innovation in this field to better the drugs, diagnosis and treatment of the disease and to boost research and setting up the India TB Research Consortium. The audience at the End-TB Summit in Delhi. Twitter@narendramodi
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"The government has made a provision of spending $100 million per annum for providing nutrition support to the patients," Modi said. He said his government's thrust has been on technology and innovation in this field to better the drugs, diagnosis and treatment of the disease and to boost research and setting up the India TB Research Consortium. The audience at the End-TB Summit in Delhi. Twitter@narendramodi
Leaders from across the globe have converged in the national capital for the summit, hosted by the Union Ministry of Health along with the WHO and the Stop TB Partnership. TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable while over 10 million people contract TB every year. Modi after delivering his speech at the End-TB Summit in Delhi. Twitter@narendramodi
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Leaders from across the globe have converged in the national capital for the summit, hosted by the Union Ministry of Health along with the WHO and the Stop TB Partnership. TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable while over 10 million people contract TB every year. Modi after delivering his speech at the End-TB Summit in Delhi. Twitter@narendramodi