NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare commemorated the World TB Day with a function to mark the occasion, and reiterated the commitment to eliminating TB in the country by 2025. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Health Secretary presided over the function.
She stressed the importance of more sensitive and responsive doctors, paramedics, frontline health workers and community partners while dealing with TB patients. The systems of care for TB patients should be patient-centric, and sympathetic to their wellbeing, she emphasised. She stated that India has been able to free of Polio, Yaws, MNTE due to the sturdy health systems, especially at the primary healthcare levels. She stated that partnerships with all stakeholders hold the key to making India TB-free.
She led the participants of the event to take a pledge to unite together to contribute and support towards making India TB free.