Government Aims To Eliminate Tuberculosis From Country By 2025, Says PM Modi

See what PM Modi has said to say about the Government’s approach for eliminating TB from India.

Aditi Sharma

February 23, 2021

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After dedicating a huge share of Budget 2021 to the healthcare segment, PM Modi and his government aim to eliminate tuberculosis from India by 2025. On Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation in a webinar conducted on budget implementation relating to the Health sector. Talking about the same he said that the Centre is investing in healthcare as well as trying to bring in more employment opportunities.

PM Narendra Modi gave a detailed description of the approach of the Government towards investment in the healthcare department. He mentioned that the Government wants to focus on providing better healthcare facilities, infrastructure and also eliminate deadly diseases.

He said, “We aim to eliminate tuberculosis from the country by 2025. Wearing masks, early diagnosis and treatment are also important in its prevention”. The Prime Minister mentioned that eliminating TB is a priority as it is gets spread through contact. He said that since TB is similar to COVID-19, the measures taken for this spread could be easily used for eliminating TB.

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He also talked about the partnership in the health sector that is both public and private. “The private sector can support PPP models in creating a network of public health laboratories, along with a stake in Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). There may also be a partnership on National Digital Health Mission, digital health records of citizens and other Cutting Edge Technology,” the Prime Minister said.

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Furthermore, PM Modi said, “Centre is not only investing in healthcare but making sure that such facilities are made available in remote areas too. Investment in healthcare also focuses on bringing in employment opportunities.”

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