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Dr Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated 7th NHM Summit on Good, Replicable Practices

(New Delhi)Dr Harsh Vardhan Inaugurated 7th NHM Summit on Good, Replicable Practices
Dr Harsh Vardhan digitally inaugurated 7th NHM National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices
On this occasion Health Minister Dr Vardhan said Innovation is an important coefficient in the delivery of Healthcare services. The work on COVID-19 has encouraged us to initiate new ways of dealing with programmes and create innovations
Releasing the operational guidelines for TB services, the Union Minister noted, “The sustained efforts of the Government of India towards TB control have led to an unprecedented increase in TB notifications and improvements in diagnostics, adherence and treatment outcomes. The number of missing cases has reduced to 2.9 lakh cases in 2019, as against more than 10 lakh cases in 2017. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has set a bold target of a TB-free India by 2025, five years ahead of the SDG targets of 2030. To achieve this goal, we need to work together for early diagnosis of TB, treat all TB patients at first interface along with ensuring suitable patient support systems, and break the chain of TB transmission in the community.”
Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary, Ms. Vandana Gurnani, AS&MD (NHM), Ms. Ratna Anjan Jena, DG (Stats), Shri Vikas Sheel, AS (policy), MoHFW and other health officials from States/UTs joined the event. Dr Rodrico Ofrin, WR, WHO was also present at the event.