Tribal Districts – Picked for TB Intervention project:
the past 6 months, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division had
been running to find the instances of TB among the Tribal Population and now
selected 75 Districts.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division jointly running to
detect the instances of TB among tribal population for past 6 months and now selected to 75 districts to make them free from tuberculosis.
detect TB cases, across 174 tribal districts the campaign was conducted this
January. The campaign was called Aashwasan Campaign under which door to door
screening was done in over 68,000 villages. The data showed that over 3,82,811
people were identified for presumptive TB after screening of over 1.03 crore
and Execution of the project:
Health and Tribal Affairs had decided on a strategy at the conclave held on
August 24, 2022, to keep India TB- free by 2025. To increase the awareness of
the symptoms and treatment process, they had decided to seek help from the
community influencer like tribal leaders, tribal healers, Panchayat Raj
Institution members, Self help groups and youth.
districts that were selected during the campaign includes a higher proportion
of tribal populations that are reported relatively higher TB cases during case
government has planned to deploy two officials at district level and three
officials in each state of TB cells to implement the project. The campaign was
undertaken by Tribal affairs and Health Ministries and supported by USAID (United
States Agency for International Development) a technical partner and Piramal
Swasthya as implementing partner. Tribal Ministry Joint Secretary Naval Jit
Kapoor stated that Tribal people are more vulnerable to TB and other
respiratory diseases compared with other population.