Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (Ni-kshay Mitra Initiative)


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 14 March, 2023 under the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (Ni-kshay Mitra Initiative), With the goal of achieving Sustainable Development Goals related to TB by 2025 has launched the National TB Elimination programme.

It implements key activities as under:

  • State and District Specific Strategic plan for targeted interventions in high-burden areas.
  • Provision of free drugs and diagnostics to TB patients including for drug-resistant TB.
  • Active TB case-finding campaign in key vulnerable and co-morbid populations.
  • Integration with Ayushman Bharat – Health & Wellness Centres to decentralize screening and treatment services closer to the community.
  • Private sector engagement including incentives for notification and management of TB cases.
  • Scale-up of molecular diagnostic laboratories to sub-district levels.
  • Ni-kshay Poshan Yojana for nutritional support to TB patients.
  • Intensified IEC campaigns to reduce stigma, raise community awareness and improve health-seeking behaviour.
  • Multi-sectoral response with involvement of line ministries.
  • Scale up TB preventive therapy to contacts of pulmonary TB.
  • Tracking of notified TB cases through a case-based web-based portal namely Ni-kshay.

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