March 2018
3:24 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
National News
Modi launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025
(New Delhi, Mar 13, 2018): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline.

After inaugurating the Delhi End-TB Summit here, 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 mode for ending the epidemic by 2025.

"A target has been set to end TB globally by 2030. I would like to announce that we have set aim to eradicate it from India five years ahead by 2025," Modi said.

He stressed on analysing the situation and changing the approach, saying that efforts to curb tuberculosis has not yield successful results yet and said state governments have a major role to play in elimination of TB from the country.

He further said that front-line TB physicians and workers can make a major contribution in this direction.

"State governments have a major role to play in elimination of TB from India. I have written to all chief ministers to join this mission," Modi said, adding it would boost the spirit of cooperative federalism.

He further said that TB was the most prevalent among communicable diseases in the country and the poor were the worst affected by it. Every step taken towards eradicating the disease is directly connected to their lives, he added.

Leaders from across the globe have converged in the national capital for the summit, hosted by the Union Ministry of Health along with the WHO and the Stop TB Partnership.

TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable while over 10 million people contract TB every year.

The summit would set the stage for the September 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, where for the first time, TB would be discussed in the UN General Assembly at the Heads of State level. (PTI)

Shah sets target of 21 seats from northeast
SC asks 12 states why they have not appointed Lokayukta
Bihar: Explosion in illegal firecracker unit kills 5
Air India crew member slaps junior for serving non-veg food to passenger
BJP 'lying factory' at work again: Rahul
Zeenat Aman files rape complaint, businessman arrested
Diplomats harassment issue: Want to sort it out as soon as possible, says Pak envoy
3 Rohingyas held in Manipur
Congress issues whip to all party MPs in Rajya Sabha
Over 400 people taken ill eating 'Prasad' in Howrah
Working for a grand, anti-BJP alliance: Sharad Yadav
Parliament proceedings washed out for 14th day in a row
Centre okays launch of National Health Protection scheme
SC orders status quo in RCom's asset sale to R-Jio
Navy drone crashes in Gujarat
Tripura govt to launch e-hospitals, GPS-fitted ambulances
Indian Technomac director held in Rs 6000 cr fraud case
Want to meet CM for a govt job: Mosul victim's wife
Amid ouster speculation, Guj Cong chief defers his US visit
Akhilesh meets MLAs ahead of RS polls in UP
Bengali film that drew ire of Hindu outfit hits theatres
 (Kolkata, Mar 24, 2018): Acclaimed filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh's controversy-mired Bengali film 'R  
Stepfather abused me, says actress
As an actor, it is my duty to innovate: Rani Mukerji
Watch Video: Fun filled trailer of 'Kuttanadan Marpappa' is here !
Crowds gather for largest US gun control protest in a generation
 (Washington, Mar 24, 2018):Bundled against the cold but fired up with passion after a Florida
South Korea says North agrees to hold summit preparation talks on March 29
Three killed in France shooting; Islamic State claims responsibility
Trump replaces McMaster, taps Bolton as national security adviser
Kannur accident: Manorama News journalist injured
 (Koothuparamba, Mar 24, 2018, DG): Four persons have been injured in a car-lorry crash at Kot
Observe Earth Hour between 8.30 PM-9.30 PM Saturday, appeals Governor
IYD: Govt to take foreign Yoga professionals to Kerala
IS recruitment case: Woman operative sentenced to 7 years in jail
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.