Nikshay Poshan Yojana Scheme: Health Ministry Celebrates World TB Day

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World TB day is observed on 24 March every year. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare celebrated World TB Day w/a function to reiterate the TB elimination commitment in country by 2025. Additional Secretary & Director General (RNTCP & NACP - Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme) .

Recent Themes of World TB Day
World TB Day

Members Present at the Event

  • Additional Secretary & Director General (RNTCP & NACP - Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
  • Senior officers of the Ministry
  • Representatives from WHO & other development partners, community support organisations.

Focus of the Event

Health Secretary emphasis on the significance of following things while dealing w/TB patients:

  • More sensitive & responsive doctors
  • Paramedics
  • Frontline health workers & community partners

Key Changes Highlighted Thru Presentations in the TB Policy

  • 21.5 lakh new TB patients notified in 2018 - India is closest to covering all TB cases
  • Access to free diagnostic & treatment services to the universe
  • Injection free regimen
  • Private sector engagement helped Patient Provider Support Agency (PPSA) interventions led to 35 % increase in TB notification from private sector

Nikshay Poshan Yojana Scheme

  • Launched in - Pan india
  • Launched by - Central GOI
  • Announced by - Prime Minister
  • Implementation Date - 1st April 2018
  • Supervision - Health & Family Welfare Department
  • Benefited - 15 lakh TB patients for nutrition support w/ ₹ 240 cr. disbursed as DBT.
  • A call centre - 1XXX-XX-6666 established for information, addressing grievance & patient linkages, etc.
  • 15 lakh patients - initiated in the Fixed Dose Combination regime
    • CB-NAAT - Diagnostic TB Test - also called GeneXpert outside India
    • 1180 CB-NAAT labs along w/4 lakh treatment support centres at villages
    • Resulted in increase from 25 % to 83 % in treatment success rates (2017 - 18) & TB prevalence rate come down from 29 % to 4 %

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