The Central Government intends to develop a rebuilt Nikshay site in the near future to adopt tuberculosis patients and give them with nutritional support.
“Restructured Nikshay portal will be launched shortly which will permit public representatives and corporates to adopt TB patients and in the effect of adopted TB patients, adherence to treatment regimen and nutritious food will be looked after by the person or the entity of a company adopting them,” official sources told ANI.
The initiative by the government will be launched anytime in the month of June.
“Any public-spirited individual, non-governmental or government, both public and private individuals can adopt TB patients to support in elimination of tuberculosis from India by 2025,” the sources said.
The sources further informed that it is compulsory for TB patients to enrol themselves after which the patients will be given choice and for that, they have to fill consent form.
Earlier, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during Swasthya Chintan Shivir on Kevadia appealed to everyone to “join the soon to be launched ‘TB Patient/Village Adoption’ scheme where everyone can adopt TB patients and ensure their well-being, provide nourishment, timely diagnosis and prompt treatment”.
“This will contribute immensely to our goal of TB-Free India by 2025”, he stated.
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