The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2025 is the plan produced by the government of India (GoI) setting out the activities which it believes are required to eliminate TB in India. The NSP 2017 – 2025 describes the activities and interventions that the GoI believes will bring about significant change in the incidence, prevalence and mortality from TB. This is in addition to what is already going on in the country.
The Vision is of a TB free India with zero deaths, disease and poverty due to tuberculosis
The Goal is to achieve a rapid decline in the burden of TB, mortality and morbidity, while working towards the elimination of TB in India by 2025.
The requirements for moving towards TB elimination in India have been arranged in four strategic areas of Detect, Treat, Prevent & Build.
Find all drug sensitive TB and drug resistant TB cases in India. The emphasis is to be on reaching TB patients seeking care from private providers and also finding people with undiagnosed TB in “high risk” populations. This is to be done through:
This is a major change from the previous approach which was for private providers to direct people to the RNCTP to receive their care in the public sector. Now the approach is to be for the public sector RNTCP to work with the private sector, assisting the private sector to provide high quality care.
Initiate and sustain all patients on appropriate anti-tb treatment wherever they seek care. Provide patient friendly systems and social support. This is to be done through:
Preventing the emergence of TB in susceptible populations. This is to be done through
Build and strengthen relevant policies. Provide extra capacity for institutions and extra human resources capacity. This is to be done through:
The cost of the NSP is going to depend on the pace of implementation of the strategy, the demand from states, and the availability of resources. It is expected that the cost of implementing the new NSP will be Rs 16,649 (USD 2,485 million). This would be a significant increase over the budget for the NSP 2012-2017.
You can read more about:
National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Elimination 2017 – 2025 www.tbcindia.nic.in