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PM Narendra Modi addresses inaugural session of "END TB" Summit

PM Narendra Modi addresses inaugural session of

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh said that "New India" will represent youth aspirations and will essentially be the India of 21st century youth. Had we continued at the same pace, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve the target.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the rate of immunisation against tuberculosis has grown by 6 per cent in the last three-and-a-half years and expressed confidence of achieving 90 per cent immunisation coverage within the next year.

PM also launched TB free India Campaign, which will take the activities of National Strategic Plan-NSP for TB elimination forward in Mission mode. Speaking at inaugural "Delhi End TB Summit" on Tuesday, the PM called for coordination between the Centre and the states to achieve the goal.

Highlighting that most of TB's victims are poor, the PM said that the measures taken to eliminate TB will have a bearing on the lives of the poor.

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He further said under the National Health Protection Scheme, 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) would be provided coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.

"The pace of the immunisation coverage earlier was inching ahead by just 1 percent".

He also congratulated all frontline TB physicians and workers as well as those affected by the disease for their determination to defeat TB through proper medication. "I am confident that India can be free of TB by 2025". The summit would set the stage for the September 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, where for the first time, TB would be thrashed out in the UN General Assembly at the Heads of State level. Health Minister JP Nadda spelt out the efforts being made by the government of India including cash incentives and nutrition support announced in this year's budget.


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