Modi government is going to take important steps towards making India a TB free nation by the year 2025. The Union Health Ministry has now decided to increase public participation by running Tuberculosis Eradication Program at the community level. On the initiative of the Ministry of Health, now TB will be eradicated from the country through the ‘Nikshay Mitra’ program across the country. Under this campaign, Nikshay can play a true friendship with the patients who become friends by helping them at the level of nutrition, diagnostics and employment. Corporates, public representatives, all political parties, NGOs, public sector enterprises and common countrymen can also help and care for TB patients by joining the Nikshay Mitra campaign.
Let us inform that under the Nikshay Mitra Abhiyan, the Health Ministry has decided to provide ‘Nutrition Kits’ to the patients for adequate nutrition. Under this campaign, arrangements have been made that the person or organization who becomes Nikshay Mitra can adopt TB patients of any block, ward or district for at least one year and provide them necessary help at the level of food, nutrition, livelihood. .
On the initiative of the Ministry of Health, a renewed awareness initiative has been taken for the tuberculosis eradication program in many states of the country.
The country will be TB free by the year 2025!
To join this campaign, you can register your interest in adopting any district, ward or block for at least one year very easily by registering on the Nikshay portal www.nikshay.in. The Ministry of Health has appealed to the people that people themselves should also join the Nikshay Mitra campaign and inspire others to join this campaign.
Union Health Ministry will start special initiative
It is worth noting that on the initiative of the Ministry of Health, a new awareness initiative has been taken for the eradication program of tuberculosis in many states of the country. In some states, this program will be led by ‘TB Champions’ (people who beat TB). In many districts of UP like Varanasi, Sonbhadra and Chandauli, some such champions have been selected in the past.
People will now be made aware like this
On the initiative of the Union Health Ministry, now more and more people are being made aware. Along with this, for the control of TB disease, people are being made aware of the facility of free testing at hospitals, health centers and through different programs.
The Ministry of Health has taken this initiative to remove the discrimination and misconceptions prevailing regarding TB. (File Photo)
TB disease is spread through infection?
Let us tell you that along with bringing awareness about TB, the Ministry of Health has taken this initiative to remove the discrimination and misconceptions about TB. In the next few days, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya can make a big announcement regarding this.
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Significantly, TB is an infectious disease, which is caused by bacteria. Now completely curable of this disease is possible. TB can affect any part of the body except hair and nails. Especially TB of the lungs is called Pulmonary, while TB of other parts of the body is called Extra Pulmonary. In medical science, only lung TB is contagious. When a person suffering from this disease coughs or speaks in an unsafe way, then through the air the disease is passed on to the other.
Tags:, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Modi government, TB, World Tuberculosis Day
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2022, 17:23 IST