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India commits to eradicating TB by 2025, way ahead of global time line

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In 2022 India notified a record 2.42 mn TB cases, an increase of 13 percent compared to 2021

Sohini Das Mumbai
Launching the ‘TB Mukt Panchayat Abhiyan’ among other initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated that India is committed to end tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the stipulated time set globally.

In 2022, India notified a record 2.42 million TB cases, up 13 per cent over to 2021. This translates to a case notification rate of about 172 cases per 100,000 population. This year also saw the highest number of private TB case notifications at 730,000, and the total number of multidrug resistant (MDR-TB) cases diagnosed in 2022 was 63,801. Further, in 2022 the presumptive TB examination

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 5:05 PM IST

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