India aims to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025
India today pledged its commitment to eliminate tuberculosis (तपेदिक को खत्म करना) by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of such deaths by 90 per cent by 2030. Speakingat the 29th meeting of Stop TB Partnership
coordination committee, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that India has formulated a national strategic plan with a special focus on stamping out the bactrial disease at grassroot levels. Nadda is representing India in the meeting at Berlin.
He said we have implemented daily drug regimen for treating tuberculosis (TB) in five states and by the year end it will be rolled out in the entire country. The new regimen helps in reducing relapse rates and number of drug-resistant TB cases. Nadda further said that the government will frame special programmes to combat multidrug-resistant TB.