India will become TB-free by 2025, with 65 percent cases in people between 15 to 45 years

India will become TB-free by 2025, with 65 percent cases in people between 15 to 45 years...

PTI. Tuberculosis (TB) in India is more common in people between the ages of 15 and 45. However, last year TB cases have come down by about 25 percent. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that 65 percent of cases of TB are being seen in people between the age group of 15 years and 45 years. This is the most economically productive population section. He said that 58 percent of TB cases are from rural areas.

An event was organized to sensitize the parliamentarians about the country’s efforts to eliminate TB, where Mandaviya asked all the parliamentarians to get involved in the awareness programs of this disease and its treatment to save the common citizens of the parliamentarians. needed. He underlined that 65 percent of TB cases in the country are in the age group of 15-45 years. At the same time, he said that we have to make the country TB-free by 2025.

Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha said that it will help in making it a mass movement at the Centre, State, District, and Local level and will accelerate our efforts to eliminate TB by 2025. During this, he urged all the MPs to help those plan and target government programs in their respective areas and eliminate TB.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla emphasized the important role played by MPs towards TB and said that it is the responsibility of all MPs to ensure that TB patients in their constituencies are continuously identified, monitored, treated during, and after patients. Needs should be taken care of.

Minister of State for Health Bharti Pawar said that the lockdown, movement restrictions, available health system resources, and infrastructure during the corona pandemic completely disrupted the ongoing TB eradication efforts and services.

Credit – Komal Sharma


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