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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Update on National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme Posted On: 17 DEC 2021 2:20PM by PIB Delhi The Mi

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Update on National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme

Posted On: 17 DEC 2021 2:20PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is implementing a National Strategic Plan for Ending TB by 2025. As per the Global TB Report, 2021, the country has reduced the incidence of TB from 217/lakh population in 2015 to 188/lakh population in 2020 (a 13% decline). The death rate has declined from 36/lakh population in 2015 to 33/lakh population in 2019.

During the COVID pandemic, proactive initiatives were taken to provide uninterrupted diagnostic and treatment services. Special outreach activities were also undertaken to identify presumptive TB cases.  

During the year 2020 (Jan – Dec), a total of 18.12 lakh TB cases were notified under the programme which was 25% less than the total cases notified in 2019 (which was 24.00 lakhs). In 2021, in spite of a larger wave of COVID-19, the programme has been able to notify 17.6 lakh TB cases (till Oct,2021), which is 18% higher compared to 2020.

To mitigate the impact of COVID and to ensure that all TB patients including pregnant women have uninterrupted access to drugs and diagnostics, the Ministry has taken several steps including:

Active TB case finding campaign in key vulnerable and co-morbid population

  1. Integration with Ayushman Bharat- Health & Wellness Centres to decentralize screening and treatment services closer to the community
  2. Provision of free TB drugs of extended duration and door-step delivery during COVID times
  3. Implementation of bi-directional TB-COVID screening and TB screening / testing for all presumptive cases with influenza like illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI)
  4. Scale up of molecular diagnostic laboratories to sub-district levels
  5. Sample collection and transportation system from Sub Centre to PHC, PHC to CHC and from CHC to District / State level laboratories
  6. Intensified IEC campaigns to raise community awareness

State / UT-wise TB notification

Sr. No.

State/UTs

2019

2020

2021 (Jan-Oct)

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

587

480

417

2

Andhra Pradesh

98869

64119

70130

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2938

2523

2347

4

Assam

48669

35486

30776

5

Bihar

122671

99661

108869

6

Chandigarh

7026

4319

3948

7

Chhattisgarh

43718

29387

26294

8

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

1497

964

821

9

Delhi

107982

87019

87669

10

Goa

2410

1666

1634

11

Gujarat

159158

120623

119800

12

Haryana

73997

62967

58203

13

Himachal Pradesh

17446

13450

12396

14

Jammu & Kashmir

11860

8850

9165

15

Jharkhand

56632

45767

44061

16

Karnataka

91703

65955

59035

17

Kerala

25617

20925

18021

18

Ladakh

#N/A

238

229

19

Lakshadweep

15

20

12

20

Madhya Pradesh

187407

138059

136988

21

Maharashtra

227348

160629

156672

22

Manipur

2553

1581

1495

23

Meghalaya

5528

4147

3436

24

Mizoram

2944

2223

1504

25

Nagaland

4794

3575

3159

26

Odisha

53612

45726

42708

27

Puducherry

4606

2772

2927

28

Punjab

58204

46379

43539

29

Rajasthan

175218

137958

125999

30

Sikkim

1432

1335

1165

Sr. No.

State/UTs

2019

2020

2021 (Jan-Oct)

31

Tamil Nadu

110845

70550

67551

32

Telangana

71655

63351

49596

33

Tripura

2761

2072

2082

34

Uttar Pradesh

486385

368348

380520

35

Uttarakhand

26060

20091

19073

36

West Bengal

110668

79428

75385

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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