In India, 5 lakh TB patients died in a year. There were 32 deaths for every one lakh people in 2020 due to TB i.e. tuberculosis. To eliminate such cases, the central government has set a target of making the country TB free by 2025. Under this, President Draupadi Murmu launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri TB-free India’ campaign from Friday and talked about making it a mass movement. Understand from the graphics what is the condition of TB patients in the country…
If we look at the record of the last 5 years, there has been an increase in TB patients every year. Experts say that due to the disruption of the investigation due to Kovid, the cases decreased in 2020 and 2021.
Most of the deaths due to TB are of youth. Among them, the maximum number of youths in the age group of 15 to 30 years. Statistics show that men suffer the most.
If we look state-wise, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are among the states where TB cases are coming to the fore.
Year after year, the government has increased the budget to prevent such cases, but there has not been a big impact on the graph of patients.
Alcohol, smoking, HIV, diabetes and malnutrition are the biggest risk factors.
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