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We have set the aim to eradicate TB from India by 2025, says PM Modi
Today I'm confident that in the duration of 1 year we'll be able to achieve 90% immunisation: PM Modi at End TB Summit
Whether the mission of getting relief from TB is in India or in any country, frontline TB practitioners & workers have a large role: PM
Several ministers from all states & concerned officers are present in the event, indicate how we, as Team India, are determined to eradicate TB from India: PM at End TB Summit

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the inaugural session of the “END TB” summit in New Delhi.

He expressed confidence that the Delhi End TB Summit would be a landmark event towards the complete elimination of TB. He said every step taken towards the eradication of this disease, is also linked to the betterment of the lives of the poor.

The Prime Minister announced that India has set a target for complete elimination of TB by 2025, as against the global target date of 2030. He said the Government is working comprehensively towards this goal. He said State Governments have a key role to play in this regard, and he has personally written to all Chief Ministers to join in this campaign.

The Prime Minister said frontline TB physicians and workers are a crucial part of the drive to eliminate TB. He said those patients who overcome this disease also inspire others.

The Prime Minister gave examples of Mission Indradhanush and Swachh Bharat, to show how the Union Government is speeding up progress towards desired targets.

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PM condoles demise of Dr Kenneth David Kaunda
June 17, 2021
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, former President of Zambia. 

In a tweet the Prime Minister said :

"Saddened to hear of the demise of Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, a respected world leader and statesman. My deepest condolences to his family and the people of Zambia."