tuberculosis Current Affairs - 2020

Tuberculosis in India- Challenges and Elimination

Dr Harsh Vardhan, while addressing Ministers of Member Nations of WHO, Heads and Representatives of UN Agencies on September 23, 2020 said that India has accorded high priority for ending tuberculosis by 2025. India would achieve this target five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals. About Tuberculosis It is an infectious disease caused by Read More…

Facts Box: India extends 1 million USD to North Korea

The Government of India recently extended 1 million USD of medical assistance to North Korea on the request of World Health Organization. The medical assistance is provided as part of WHO anti-Tuberculosis programme. Highlights It is to be noted that North Korea is under sanctions from United Nations Security Council. However, India’s medical assistance is Read More…

Gujarat, Tripura, and Nagaland Best Performing States in Annual TB Report 2020

With a focus on eliminating Tuberculosis(TB) from the country by 2025, in January 2020 the Government of India renamed the ‘National Tuberculosis Control Program’ to the ‘National Tuberculosis Elimination Program’. In a virtual event, the Annual TB Report 2020 was released on 24th June 2020. The Report was released by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Health Read More…

“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent Read More…

Uttar Pradesh: TrueNat machines to test COVID-19 in 75 districts

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to make the TrueNat Machines available in all 75 districts to test COVID-19. The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) had approved the machines to conduct COVID-19 tests earlier. Highlights The UP Government is to make the machines available in all of its districts for speedy testing of COVID-19 cases. Read More…