Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare focused now zeroing in on 75 tribal districts. Ministry of Tribal Affairs started a campaign to detect instances of Tuberculosis (TB) among tribal populations over the past six months.
- The interventions will be implemented over the next few months with the aim to make them TB-free.
- The campaign launched by the govt was started to detect TB cases across 174 tribal districts started this January under the Aashwasan Campaign under which door-to-door screening was done in over 68,000 villages.
- As per the data by the Officials, 3,82,811 people were identified for presumptive TB after a verbal screening of over 1.03 crore people in these villages.
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