Hyderabad: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Eradication Day, three districts of Telangana – Nizamabad, Khammam, and Bhadradri Kothagudem – were conferred national awards by the Central department of health for their outstanding efforts to eradicate TB.
The Centre conducted a survey in six districts in the state as part of the TB eradication programme. Jogulamba Gadwala, Nizamabad, Khammam, Mulugu, Jayashankar, Bhupalpally, and Bhadradri Kottagudem were surveyed from 28 February to 13 March this year.
The number of TB cases between 2015 and 2021 was examined in the districts. It was found that cases in the three districts had been decreasing over the years and were very less.
State health minister T. Harish Rao congratulated the medical staff for the awards and called on all districts to take the example of the three districts and work towards eradicating TB. "The World Health Organization (WHO) has set a target to eradicate TB by 2030, while India has set a target to eradicate TB by 2025," he said and added, "Chief Minister KCR is taking all the necessary steps to provide various types of equipment in the state."