IndianOil’s CSR initiative to help eliminate TB in Punjab & UP

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Indian Oil has committed to support the National TB elimination Program (NTEP) in India. The program’s key objective will be to screen and test the entire population of UP & Punjab every year for the next three years. 

  • It will work with City Coordination Committees, District Health Societies, Technical support groups, etc., in each of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 23 districts in Punjab. 
  • Once patients are notified, their treatment will continue as per the protocol of the National TB Elimination Program.
  • In 2018, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had given a call to End TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of 2030.
  • To fulfill that vision, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, is joining the “Jan Andolan” of “TB Mukt Bharat”.
  • TB continues to be one of India’s severest health challenges. India has a large number of ‘missing’ cases every year that are not detected or reported.

In 2020, Uttar Pradesh, with a population of over 23.4 crores, had the highest share of tuberculosis notifications in India (over 20%). At the same time, it contributes to almost one-fourth of estimated missing cases in the country

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