Friday, 21 September, 2018

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Sixty health organisations write to Narendra Modi seek compulsory licences for tuberculosis drugs Daro Sulakauri MSF
Ellis Copeland | 14 March, 2018, 10:51

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline. "Thus every step taken for the elimination of TB is directly connected to the lives of the poor", he said.

Modi said "We have not been successful in curbing Tuberculosis yet. I am confident that India can be free of TB by 2025".

PM Modi also underlined the work being done by the government to correctly identify TB victims, ensure that active cases are known on time, and whether the medicines that are being prescribed are effective.

After inaugurating End-TB Summit in Delhi, the prime minister launched the TB-free India Campaign to take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination forward in a mission approach for ending the outbreak by 2025.

The Prime Minister said front-line workers played a crucial role in TB elimination along with the people who had demonstrated great courage in defeating this disease. PM Modi speaking on the sidelines of an event called End-TB Summit said, "A target has been set to eradicate Tuberculosis globally by 2030".

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We request all the parties to let the house function and hold constructive discussions", the Minister said. The government, he said, was ready to discuss any issue, but since the proceedings remained disrupted.


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Raiquan Clark added 14 points and Julian Batts contributed 13 and eight boards in defeat for LIU Brooklyn. Radford was up 30-28 at halftime after leading by as many as nine points in the first period.


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.

Last month, in his budget speech, the finance minister had also announced an additional allocation of Rs 600 crore for providing TB patients Rs 500 every month as "nutritional support" during the course of their treatment.

"The rate of immunisation rose to 6 per cent in the last 3-and-half years and we will achieve 90 per cent immunisation coverage by next year", the PM said. Had we continued at the same pace, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve the target.

"Even the most hard of things can be achieved, but for that we need to fix a target".

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