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BD-India Launches SANKALP – A Catalytic Effort to Support the Goal of Eliminating Tuberculosis

To assist the purpose of eliminating Tuberculosis elimination in India by 2025, Becton Dickinson (BD) India has launched SANKALP – a ‘Pledge to Fight TB Together’.


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Rewari Deputy Commissioner Shri Ashok Kumar Garg, IAS and Vishal Taneja, Enterprise Director, BD India/South Asia, flagging off the SANKALP TB screening cellular van in Rewari


Launched in Rewari as we speak, Mission SANKALP is aimed to be a catalytic effort to additional strengthen the prevailing state equipment for TB prognosis & administration and creating a replicable and sustainable mannequin that may be scaled up in different geographies. To start with, the challenge is being initiated in Khol TB Unit (TBU) of District Rewari, with the goal to cowl a 2.2 lakh inhabitants spanning throughout 38,000 households in 118 villages in Yr 1. Having gained learnings from the on-ground expertise in Yr 1, SANKALP will likely be subsequently reviewed and scaled as much as different TBUs in Rewari over the subsequent 3-5 years.


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Rewari Deputy Commissioner Shri Ashok Kumar Garg lighting the lamp to launch challenge SANKALP in Rewari as we speak


Mission SANKALP goals to assist TB sufferers all through their journey to facilitate early detection and well timed administration. This will likely be achieved by bringing the TB diagnostics nearer to the sufferers by means of a personalized SANKALP cellular screening van that’s outfitted with state-of-the-art diagnostic interventions together with CBNAAT, Xray & AI assisted Teleradiology innovation, and blood glucose monitoring for eligible circumstances (sufferers) as per the NTEP algorithms & pointers. The SANKALP workforce will conduct door-to-door lively case discovering for elevated case detection & notifications, whereas additionally specializing in bettering consciousness inside the group and healthcare suppliers for correct referrals to this system.


Current on the launch of SANKALP, Vishal Taneja, Enterprise Director, MDS & NT, BD India/South Asia stated, SANKALP is designed to be a proactive intervention that starts from the root- identifying people with tuberculosis symptoms and supporting across the care continuum for positive patient outcomes. SANKALP team is integrated within the local community to enable and encourage adherence, that includes linking patients and their contacts with free testing, medication and other services of the government.


Lauding BD’s efforts in launching SANKALP at Rewari, Deputy Commissioner Shri Ashok Kumar Garg, IAS stated, “Project SANKALP stands out for its focus on improved patient outcomes through holistic interventions that address key aspects of the TB care cascade, including community & HCP awareness, capacity building of stakeholders, and support being provided to patients and their families & contacts to simplify their journey and prevent loss to follow up.


Explaining about the advantages of SANKALP, Dr. Krishan Kumar, Civil Surgeon, Rewari added, “We are happy to support SANKALP implementation in our district as we believe that it will further bolster and complement our efforts on the ground towards attaining our TB elimination goal. The SANKALP team is collaborating closely with us to achieve the desired program outcomes.”


The launch had participation from a number of different dignitaries together with Dr. Raghuram Rao (Assistant Director General, Central TB Division), Dr. Rajesh Raju (State TB Officer), Dr. Kritika Bansal (WHO Marketing consultant), Dr. Rajbir Singh (Deputy Civil Surgeon, Rewari), Dr. Ravindra Kumar Dewan (Director, NITRD), Dr. Reuben Swamickan (Chief, Infectious Illnesses Division, USAID), and Dr. Jyoti Jaju (Mission Director, The UNION).


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