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Eradication of TB, the estimated number of patients of Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, State/ UT-wise

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE 

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2059 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21ST DECEMBER, 2018 

ERADICATION OF TB 

2059. SHRI BADRUDDIN AJMAL: 
          SHRI SANJAY HARIBHAU JADHAV
          DR. SANJAY JAISWAL: 
          SHRI S.P. MUDDAHANUME GOWDA   
          SHRI B.V. NAIK: 

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state: 
  • (a) the estimated number of patients of Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, State/ UT-wise; 
  • (b) whether the Government has started Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme aiming to eliminate TB by 2025 and if so, the details thereof; 
  • (c) whether the health authorities in different States have scanned 2 lakh people across 120 districts in the first round and found nearly 10,000 new TB cases and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise; 
  • (d) the time by which the second and third round of scanning is going to take place and the districts identified for the purpose; and 
  • (e) the details of the schemes being run for welfare of TB patients under new National Strategic Plan (2017-2025) along with the funds earmarked for the purpose? 
ERADICATION+OF+T+B
ANSWER 
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF 
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE 

(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY) 

(a): The estimated number of TB patients in the country is 27.4 lakh as per Global TB report 2018. 

(b): The Ministry has developed the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Tuberculosis (2017-2025) with the goal of eliminating TB by 2025. 

The key focus areas and initiatives are: 
  • Early diagnosis of all the TB patients, prompt treatment with quality assured drugs and treatment regimens along with suitable patient support systems to promote adherence. 
  • Engaging with the patients seeking care in the private sector and with private sector providers 
  • Prevention strategies including active case finding and contact tracing in high risk / vulnerable population 
  • Airborne infection control. 
  • Multi-sectoral response for addressing social determinants. 
(c) & (d): 
  • Three rounds of Active Case finding were conducted during the year 2017. A total of 378 districts were involved in Active Case Finding. 5.5 crore people were screened for TB symptoms and 6.07 lakh presumptive TB cases (TB suspects) were identified & tested and additionally 26,256 TB patients were diagnosed and put on treatment. (State/ UT wise details are at Annexure I) 
  • (e): The details of initiatives being implemented for the welfare of TB patients under the National Strategic Plan (2017-25), which is a part of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) scheme are indicated at point no (b) above. 
The funds earmarked for Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) are as under: - 
  • 2017-18 Rs. 2791.00 crores 
  • 2018-19 Rs. 2,840.00 crores. 

Annexure 
State/ UT wise Active Case finding (2017)
S t a t e Number screened for
S ymptoms
Number examined by
S pu t u m testing
Number of patients
Diagnosed
Andhra Pradesh 3145597 17579 1151
Andman and Nicobar Islands 24384 343 26
Arunachal Pradesh 63040 2368 23
Assam 94495 5532 41
Bihar 3077648 34545 3159
Chandigarh 28405 205 37
Chhattisgarh 119459 2262 206
Daman and Diu 46136 252 5
Delhi 444351 5558 621
Gujarat 2879181 12939 1722
Haryana 2174827 31851 517
Himachal Pradesh 198170 4399 95
Jammu and Kashmir 92238 3769 110
Jharkhand 417169 7830 551
Karnataka 13284327 118655 4357
Kerala 70537 1479 16
Lakshadweep 714 348 14
Madhya Pradesh 762126 17313 2151
Maharashtra 9380868 48091 2336
Manipur 83027 4226 72
Meghalaya 54802 1017 17
Mizoram 13431 1317 17
Nagaland 17677 1732 34
Odisha 50617 6318 272
Punjab 945930 6651 239
Rajasthan 3775280 52773 1288
Sikkim 32479 1173 9
Tamil Nadu 2546740 87608 3953
Telangana 13968 1489 47
Tripura 94533 1494 25
Uttar Pradesh 8518823 87146 2341
Uttarakhand 122168 1818 43
West bengal 2682897 36928 761
Grand Total 55256044 607008 26256
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