PM Modi inaugurates One World TB Summit in Varanasi
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the One World TB Summit at Rudrakash Convention Centre in Varanasi, on March 24, 2023.
It must be noted that, under the leadership of PM Modi, India is on the path of ending TB by 2025
As a part of the event, he launched various initiatives which included the TB-Mukt Panchayat, the official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT), the Family-centric care model for TB and the release of India’s Annual TB Report 2023.
He laid the foundation stone of the National Centre for Disease Control & High Containment Laboratory as well as inaugurated the site for the Metropolitan Public Health Surveillance Unit in Varanasi.
Select States/UTs and districts were awarded for their progress towards ending TB.
The winners were Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir on the State/UT level and The Nilgiris, Pulwama and Anantnag at the district level.