TN Nutritional Allowance Scheme for TB patients – Scheme 56

  • Tamil Nadu Government launched TN Nutritional Allowance Scheme for TB patients, nutrition support of Rs. 500 per month during treatment irrespective of their income level through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) directly in their bank accounts
  • Tamil Nadu is the first state to implement nutritional support through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under Nikshay Poshan Yojana in the country from April 2018.
  • In 2018, the project “Joint Effort for Elimination of TB” was launched to engage the private service providers to notify the cases. Patient Provider Support Agency (PPSA) “Zero TB Chennai Project – 2023” has been covered in 21 districts.
  •  As the incidence of TB cases in Tamil Nadu is showing a steady decrease, “TB free Tamil Nadu- 2025″ strategy in all districts based on the four pillars of national strategic plan namely “ Detect- Treat- Prevent- Build (DTPB)” has been initiated.

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