Adopted in 1997 after WHO declared TB a global epidemic in 1993.
- To achieve and maintain a TB treatment success rate of at least 85% among new sputum-positive patients.
- To achieve and maintain the detection of at least 70% of the new sputum-positive patients.
- Under RNTCP about 4 lakh DOTS centres have been established so far.
National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination 2017-2025
- India adopted the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination based on the TB Elimination Strategy of the WHO and SDG of the UN.
- The National Strategic Plan is built over 4 strategic pillars of Detect – Treat – Prevent – Build
- It aims to eliminate TB in India by 2025
- Specific targets compared to 2015 include
- 80% reduction in TB incidence
- 90% reduction in TB mortality
- 0% of patients have catastrophic expenditure due to TB.
Nikshay Poshan Yojana
- The financial incentive of Rs 500 per month for each notified TB patient for the duration for which the patient is on anti-TB treatment.
- Direct Benefit Transfer provides incentives.
- The scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme under National Health Mission (NHM).
- Financial norms of NHM would be applicable.