TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan ‘Ni-kshay 2.0’ portal
President Draupadi Murmu recently launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ and the Nikshay 2.0 portal to eliminate TB by 2025 through a virtual event.
- Under this campaign, any person, any representative or organization can adopt TB patients and the adopted patients will be taken care of.
- More than 66 percent TB patients currently undergoing treatment in the country have given their consent for adoption under this campaign.
- Under this scheme, more than 62 lakh TB patients have received financial assistance of Rs 1,651 crore since 2018. This involves a direct transfer of Rs 500 to the patient’s bank account.
Nikshay 2.0 Portal
- The NIKSHA 2.0 portal provides additional patient support to TB patients to take advantage of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities to improve treatment outcomes, enhance community participation and fulfill India’s commitment to TB eradication by 2025.
- The people and institutions who come forward to take care of the patients will be called “Nikshay Mitras”.
- The period of Nikshay Mitra support can be chosen from one year to three years. They can also choose the state, district, block, health facilities.
- Around 13.5 lakh TB patients are registered in the NIKSHA portal, out of which 8.9 lakh active TB patients have given their consent for adoption.
- The digital portal Nikshay will provide a platform for community support to TB patients.
- Under this initiative, individuals, organisations, corporates, cooperative organisations, elected leaders and NGOs can provide support to persons suffering from TB by adopting them. You can also login to Nikshay 2.0 Portal.
- As part of the programme, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will adopt 15 of the 87 patients who have given their consent for adoption in his home town Palitana in Gujarat.
- According to official sources, out of the total 13,51,611 TB patients currently in the country, 8,95,119 had given their consent for adoption by September 7.
About TB Free India Campaign
The TB Free India Campaign was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to eliminate Tuberculosis in India. This campaign seeks to achieve the target of eliminating TB by 2025, as a part of sustainable development goals. However, goal of eliminating TB by 2025, is 5 years ahead of global target of eliminating TB by 2030.
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