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Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

Published on September 10, 2022
Current Context: The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.
Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
  • The virtual event was attended by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar, Governors and Lt. Governors of states and Union Territories (Uts).
  • According to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all countries have set the goal of eradicating TB by the year 2030.
  • India has set the target of eradicating TB by the year 2025 and the Campaign is launched in order to achieve it.
  • The President urged people to make the Campaign, a mass movement and also asked to raise awareness among the common people.
  • At the event, the President also launched the Nikshay Mitra Portal which will provide a platform for donors to provide various forms of support to those undergoing TB treatment.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It mainly attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack other parts of the body such as the spine, kidney, and brain.
  • As per the Global TB Report 2021, there are 188 TB patients per 100,000 population in India.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India accounts for 27% (nearly 2.7 million) of the global estimated 10 million cases.

Question:

Q.1 Who launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan?
a. Droupadi Murmu
b. Narendra Modi
c. Piyush Goyal
d. Dharmendra Pradhan
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