Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, the government is striving hard to make the country TB free by 2025. He said, a campaign is going to be launched on community support for better treatment and cure for TB patients in few days.  

While virtually interacting with media in New Delhi on Friday, Mr. Mandaviya said, there are 20 to 25 lakh TB patients across the country.

He said, the government is continuously working for eradication of TB but support from society is required to make the country TB-free and a healthy nation. The Minister said, a

drive will be initiated for clearing the pendency of cataract operation which were held up due to Covid crisis and lockdown.

The Union government is implementing an ambitious National Strategic Plan with an aim to end Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. To achieve this goal, a nationwide three-month campaign on community support for TB Patients will be launched in June. The campaign intends to reach out to cooperative societies, NGOs, corporates, elected representatives, political parties, individuals and partners. The mentor will adopt districts, urban wards and blocks.

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