Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said the fight against Tuberculosis needs to be made into a Jan Andolan, a people’s movement. He said, an effective communication strategy is needed which would focus on reaching the maximum population, complemented with preventive, diagnostic and curative aspects of TB management.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan was chairing a meeting with the various developmental partners working in the field of TB care and management in India. The Health Minister urged for a joint collaborative platform where all the partners could join hands and forces together in elimination of Tuberculosis by 2025 from India.
The meeting also served as a platform to highlight the main areas in which advocacy by all national and international organizations would help the country in its fight against TB.
He also highlighted the importance of strong political and administrative commitment from all states and governments. He said, partners can take a lead in galvanizing political commitment from the various political leaders locally.