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Survey on prevalence of TB

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eMediNexus    21 December 2017

39 percent of India’s population is not suffering from Tuberculosis. RNTCP is conducting a TB prevalence survey which will provide information specific for the country in the year 2018. The National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Tuberculosis (2017-25) has been formulated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In addition to the existing strategies under RNTCP, the NSP focusses on:

  1. Early diagnosis of all the TB patients, prompt treatment with quality assured drugs and treatment regimens
  2. Suitable patient support systems to promote adherence.
  3. Engaging with the patients seeking care in the private sector.
  4. Prevention strategies including active case finding and contact tracing in high risk / vulnerable population and
  5. Use of ICT tools for effective monitoring of Patients.
  6. Multi-sectoral response for addressing social determinants

(Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, December 19, 2017)

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