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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
11-February-2020 15:21 IST
National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination (NSP 2017-25)

The National Strategic Plan (2017-25) was approved by Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare on 8th May 2017 and has been operational since then in the entire country with the goal of Ending TB by 2025.

Under the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Tuberculosis (2017-2025), 20%, 22% and 24% of the funds have been earmarked for social welfare support in years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.

 

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Amount (In crores)

612.60

907.53

1223.94

As % of total budget

20%

22%

24%

Total NSP proposed budget

3135.61

4115.64

5075.95

 

A new scheme, Nikshay Poshan Yojana has been implemented from 01st April 2018, wherein 500 rupees per month is being provided to All TB patients towards nutritional support for the duration of their treatment. Tribal patient travel support, wherein 750 rupees is being provided to all TB patients in tribal notified blocks towards travel support is an ongoing scheme since the twelfth plan.

The Ministry has established an Inter-Ministerial Coordination committee under the chairpersonship of Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) for smooth linkages between linkages between the TB programme and various ministries like Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Labor & Employment.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

 

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