PM Modi launches TB Free India Campaign

Narendra Modi speaks at Delhi End TB Summit

In 1 Year We Will Be Able To Achieve 90% Immunisation, Says PM Modi Inaugurating 'End TB' Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the Indian Institutes of Technology to focus on solar energy sectors for innovations in the direction of no-cost solar-powered kitchens by keeping in mind that India is the biggest market of 25 crore families. He said students and school children can play a key role in generating greater awareness in this regard.

TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable while over 10 million people contract TB every year.

"In India, TB has the maximum impact among communicable diseases".

Referring to the results of recent Assembly elections in the three States of North Eastern region, Singh said, the revolutionary transformation in Northeast is a testimony to the Modi Government's outreach to unite the youth from different parts of country with diverse backgrounds through a common cord of common aspiration.

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.

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Targeting the previous governments, Modi said the immunisation programme has been going on for the last 30-35 years and despite this the country could not achieve the target of a complete coverage till 2014. "We firmly believe that with high willpower and efforts of passionate TB workers can make India and world to successfully achieve this mission".

Highlighting that most of TB's victims are poor, the PM said that the measures taken to eliminate TB will have a bearing on the lives of the poor.

"A target has been set to end TB globally by 2030". He said those patients who overcome this disease also inspire others.

The Summit is hosted by the Health Ministry along with World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership.

With the funding of over Rs 12,000 crore over the next 3 years, the motto of the NSP is to ensure every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment, and support.

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