Govt and people will work together to make India TB-Free: Mandaviya

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said in a statement that we want to make India TB free by 2025. We never linked health to development. The definition of health under pm Modi has been broad. In the coming days, India will achieve its goal of further empowering the health sector. On the other hand, Rajya Sabha Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu said that if all local, central, and state governments, MPs, and officials come together to make it a mass movement, it will not be difficult to eliminate TB by 2025.

M Venkaiah Naidu said its average life expectancy has now increased to 69.4 years, up from 35 years in 1950. Earlier, PM Modi had also said that "TB has the highest impact on any communicable disease in India and the worst victims are poor, so every step taken to eliminate TB is directly related to the lives of the poor.

According to data provided by the Union Health Ministry in the Lok Sabha last week, India has reported 1.8 million TB cases since January, much lower than in December 2020, or 2.4 million a year ago. Rajya Sabha Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu said the country needs to make collective efforts to win against TB.

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