India PM Modi Launches TB-Free India Campaign With Aim Of Eradicating Disease By 2025

PTI/Livemint: PM Modi launches campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of a [global] deadline. After inaugurating the Delhi End-TB Summit here, the prime minister launched the TB-free India Campaign to take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination forward in a mission mode for ending the epidemic by 2025…” (3/13).

PTI/Business Standard: TB-free India by 2025: PM says time to change approach to eradicate the disease
“…Modi said the government is moving ahead with the principle of ‘treat every TB patient best at the very first opportunity’ and is roping in the private sector as well. He also called for multi-sectoral engagement and participation of all stakeholders at every level to create ‘TB-free village, panchayat, district and state,’ noting that frontline TB physicians and workers can make a major contribution in this direction…” (3/13).