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Nikshay, restructured platform for adopting TB patients, will be available soon

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In the foreseeable future, the Central Government plans to rebuild a Nikshay location to adopt TB patients and provide nutritional support.

“A restructured Nikshay portal will be launched shortly,” official sources told ANI, “which will allow public representatives and corporations to adopt TB patients, with the effect that adopted TB patients’ adherence to treatment regimens and nutritious food will be looked after by the person or entity of a company adopting them.”

The government’s effort is expected to be unveiled sometime in June.

“Any public-spirited individual, non-governmental or government, both public and private individuals can adopt TB patients to support in elimination of tuberculosis from India by 2025,” the sources said.

The sources further informed that it is compulsory for TB patients to enrol themselves after which the patients will be given choice and for that, they have to fill consent form.

Earlier, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during Swasthya Chintan Shivir on Kevadia appealed to everyone to “join the soon to be launched ‘TB Patient/Village Adoption’ scheme where everyone can adopt TB patients and ensure their well-being, provide nourishment, timely diagnosis and prompt treatment”.

“This will contribute immensely to our goal of TB-Free India by 2025”, he stated.

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