“We are happy to collaborate in the national eradication program for tuberculosis by providing the latest treatments, free of cost under this initiative. India has seen a rise in DR-TB which is a more difficult disease to treat. New drugs available for treatment of TB drugs have a reduced treatment time of six months in comparison to the earlier 12 to 15 months course. Eradication of TB (like Polio) requires sustained efforts from both public and private healthcare systems,” stated Dr Sandeep Nayar, Senior Director and HOD, BLK-Max Center for Chest & Respiratory Diseases, BLK-Max Super Specialty Hospital.
It is promising to notice that the Government of India has been paying sufficient consideration to prevention, detection and therapy of the illness. The Union Health Ministry plans to eradicate TB by 90 per cent by 2028 and scale back mortality because of the illness by 95 per cent by 2030 below the Revised National TB Control Program,