Union Health Ministry and Panchayati Raj Ministry have signed an MoU with the aim to eliminate TB in India. The MoU will forge inter-Ministerial collaboration and strategic partnerships with the aim to achieving the Prime Minister’s ambitious target of eliminating TB in India by 2025.
The MoU is expected to pave way for coordinated efforts at grassroots level to create mass awareness in rural areas to end stigma and discrimination associated with Tuberculosis.
This will help utilize the huge potential of nationwide network of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rural Local Bodies for the elimination of TB in India. This MoU will serve as a milestone to achieve the objective and target of TB Free India Campaign.