Governor Anandiben Patel reviews Tuberculosis Eradication program in state of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: State Governor  Anandiben Patel reviewed the progress of Tuberculosis Eradication Program in Uttar Pradesh at the Pragya Kaksha at Raj Bhawan. Addressing the meeting, the Governor said that the Central Government is very sensitive towards health services. The Prime Minister of the country is working extensively to eliminate tuberculosis from India by the year 2025. Uttar Pradesh is a state with a large population, so it is necessary to work here with commitment and determination to achieve this goal.

In the meeting, the Director of National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh, Aparna Upadhyay presented details to the Governor on the basis of district wise adoption of tuberculosis patients, number of healthy patients and number of patients under treatment in the state. The Governor gave suggestions for improvement, targeting various shortcomings in the presentation. She directed that from the year 2019 till now, a separate district wise report of the number of tuberculosis patients and the number of recovered patients should be prepared in the state. She also directed to prepare district wise details of adopted tuberculosis patients across the state and a separate report of their health progress on World Tuberculosis Day last year on March 24, 2021. Along with this, she also directed to prepare a monthly report of the total number of tuberculosis patients in the state and their health progress in the last one year.

Governor of the state,  Anandiben Patel, is working for eradication of tuberculosis in the state by running a campaign on adoption of TB patients for nutritional system and medical assistance. She herself is working with commitment by inspiring to make the state decay free by the year 2024. In each of his district visits, programs and meetings, the Governor was motivated to adopt TV patients on a large scale till their recovery and also reviewed the health progress of the adopted TV patients from time to time. In this work, she inspired new patients to be adopted by the competent authorities, universities, voluntary institutions after the tuberculosis patients become healthy.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Amit Mohan Prasad informed about vaccine production for cervical cancer prevention in India. The Governor said that for its prevention among the women of the state, a proposal should be made to the Center to purchase the vaccine. He also discussed the causes of maternal death during delivery and programs to promote breastfeeding.

In the meeting, Mission Director and NHM informed that a support staff has been attached with Dr. Amit Kumar, Medical Officer at Raj Bhawan for monitoring of tuberculosis eradication program by the Governor of the state.
Additional Chief Secretary Mahesh Kumar Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad, Mission Director National Health Mission Aparna Upadhyay, Special Secretary to Governor  Badrinath Singh, State Tuberculosis Control Officer Dr. Shailendra Bhatnagar and other officials were present in the meeting.

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