President Droupadi Murmu launched Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
President Droupadi Murmu launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan on 9 September to reinvigorate the mission of TB elimination from the country by 2025.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- This is aimed at working towards TB elimination from the country by 2025.
This was launched in the presence of Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya, and Minister of State Bharati Pravin Pawar, among other dignitaries.
The campaign is envisioned to bring together all community stakeholders to help find a cure for TB and accelerate the country's progress towards TB eradication.
Prime Minister Modi at the Delhi End TB Summit in March 2018 called for ending TB in the country five years ahead of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
President also launch the Ni-kshay Mitra Portal :
The portal provides a platform for donors to provide various forms of support to those undergoing TB treatment.
It will be based on three-pronged support which includes nutrition, additional diagnostics and professional support.
These donors, termed as Nikshay Mitras, can have a wide range of stakeholders ranging from elected representatives, political parties to corporates, NGOs and individuals.
The duration of assistance under Ni-kshay Mitra can be 1-3 years depending on the duration of treatment of the TB patient.
The main objective of Ni-kshay Mitra is to reach out to around 9 lakh TB patients and provide a nutritious diet.
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