HEALTH MINISTER ATTENDS “END TB” SUMMIT

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SHIMLA 13 March :

Health Minister Shri Vipin Singh Parmar participated in the “END TB” Summit organized by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi today. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Summit whereas Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J.P. Nadda was also present on the occasion.

Deliberations were held on eradication of Tuberculosis by 2025 from the country and to evolve a plan for speedy execution with the support of all states.

Shri Parmar delivered a presentation about the implementation of Tuberculosis eradication in the State. He informed that the State Government had already geared up for completely eliminating this dreaded disease, TB from the society. He said that case detection rate and treatment success rate of Himachal Pradesh are very good and added that according to NITI Ayog report 2018, H.P. secured the first position in TB Patients registration. He said that 16000 patients have been registered during 2017-18 due to active efforts and at present, 450 MDR Tuberculosis patients are under treatment in the state. The state is the first to provide nutrition to MDR patients which has now been adopted by most states, he said.

The Health Minister said that Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to launch Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Yojna on 24th March on World Tuberculosis Day and added that a budget provision of Rs 2 crore has been proposed for the same. He further informed that so far there are no modern tuberculosis labs in the state but now Govt. of India has sanctioned Rs one crore for setting up modern tuberculosis labs out of which 50 lakh each have been provided to IGMC Shimla and H P Govt TBS Dharampur . 15 C B NAAT modern machines have been installed in all the districts during last one year whereas three machines have been recently installed at Rampur, Palampur and Nurpur, he added.

Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) has been implemented in the State in a phased manner and H P secured second position during the N H M programme award function at Indore, he added.

Representatives from various states and concerned officers of Govt of India attended the Summit.

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