'TB Harega Desh Jeetega': A campaign to eliminate tuberculosis from India

'TB Harega Desh Jeetega' campaign has been started in nine states in the country. The World Bank will spend Rs. 40 cr to support this campaign.

Created On: Sep 26, 2019 09:45 ISTModified On: Sep 26, 2019 10:46 IST
TB Harega, Desh Jeetega Campaign
TB Harega, Desh Jeetega Campaign

'TB Harega Desh Jeetega': Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has recently launched a new ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. A National TB prevalence Survey was also launched by the minister. ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’ campaign has been launched with an aim to eliminate tuberculosis from India.

Apart from that, Dr. Harsh Vardhan also released Operational Guideline for Employer Led Model on TB, the Work Place Policy Framework for TB and elected Representative’s Handbook on TB. He also launched 25 National TB Prevalence Survey vans to carry out a survey across the country in the next six months. This survey will help the government to collect a national-level data about the latest situation of TB in the country.

About 'TB Harega Desh Jeetega' Campaign 
• The campaign has three pillars - clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.
• There are some other supporting aspects of the campaign including - patient support, private sector engagement, political and administrative commitment at all levels.
• The government will ensure that all patients, at private or public hospitals, receive free-of-cost and high-quality TB care.
• United Nations has marked 2030 as a global target to eliminate TB worldwide but the Government of India has made 2025 as its target to eliminate tuberculosis from the country. 

National TB Report 2019
• A ‘TB India Report (2019)’ was also released by the Dr. Harsh Vardhan. According to the report, 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018 to the government.
• In 2017 the number of TB cases was 18 lakhs and in 2019 it has been increased to 17% in one year. 
• Notifications from private-sector health care providers reached 5.4 lakhs, an increase of 40%, contributing to 25% of all TB notifications.
• Under the scheme, Nikshay Poshan Yojana, a total amount of Rs. 427crore has been paid to over 26 lakhs beneficiaries through direct transfers to their bank accounts.

Download our Current Affairs & GK app for Competitive exam preparation. Click here for latest Current Affairs: Android|IOS

 

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

5 + 0 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
    View all