New Delhi: The government is committed to achieving the targets of National Strategic Plan (2017-2025). Incidence has decreased from 217 per lakh in 2015 to 199 per lakh in 2018 and the total TB Notification has increased from 16.2 lakhs in 2015 to 23.7 lakhs in 2019.
“TB Harega, Desh Jeetega” campaign was launched recently as an Accelerator to National Strategic Plan with the objectives of:
-Promoting health seeking behavior in the community for early case detection
– Preventing emergence of new cases of TB
It includes following key components under “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega” campaign:
Advocacy and Communication
Health & Wellness centres and TB
Private health sector engagement
Corporate sector engagement
Latent TB Infection Management
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.