Today is the world of modernization. Science has achieved vast progress in every field and one of them is the medical field. science has found a cure for many dangerous diseases.TB is one of those dangerous diseases. whether scientists have found a cure for it. But its treatment is necessary at an early stage of it. The World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was observed across the globe on March 24, 2019, with an aim to raise public awareness about the upsetting health and economic consequences of tuberculosis and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
“It’s Time” was the theme of World TB Day 2019. The theme took the attention of the worldwide leaders towards the need to end the global epidemic of TB by Scaling up access to prevention and treatment of this dangerous disease. The need of the time is to build accountability to raise sufficient funds for the prevention of it. C
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a joint initiative “Find Treat. All. #EndTB” on the occasion of the World TB Day 2019 by raising funds worldwide. Treat. The campaign calls on all the governments, communities, civil society organizations, health-care organizations and partners to act in this worrying situation – “It’s time for action! It’s time to End TB.”
On the World TB Day, President Ram Nath Kovind urged all stakeholders to come to join together to achieve a TB free India. He appealed to the people motivating them towards achieving the goal. India has firm commitments and intentions to end TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global targets. The main policies made to eradicate TB in India is that the Government introduced free diagnostics and treatment services for universal access to approximately 22 lakh new TB patients who were notified in 2018.
Regulatory measures are strengthened due to the increase in engagement of the private sector, and the Patient-Provider Support Agency’s (PPSA) successful interventions led to a 35 percent increase in TB notification from the private sector.
The Nikshay Poshan Yojana benefited 15 lakh TB patients for nutrition support with Rs 240 cores disbursed as Direct Benefit Transfer since April 2018. India is moving towards an injection-free regimen. So far, 15 lakh patients have been initiated in the Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) regime.
Awareness about the symptoms of the disease is spreading among people by various TB forums at different levels in the states which will motivate people about the free cure and medicines available at the government health facilities.