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GoI named Deepa Malik as ambassador of Nikshay Mitra

Ni-kshay Mitras initiative: Dr. Deepa Malik, President of the Paralympic Committee of India and Padma Shri, Khel Ratna Arjuna Awardee, has been named Nikshay Mitra ambassador in New Delhi by the Union Health Ministry. It is an initiative under Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan. Deepa Malik expressed her support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s TB Mukt Bharat (TB-free India) campaign in March 2018, when she participated in TB awareness activities at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Pavilion at the 41st India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Deepa highlighted that “health is the ultimate wealth”, urging participation in the movement, contributing to building momentum to ensure India becomes free of TB by 2025. She further extended her support to the campaign by becoming a Ni-Kshay Mitra, an initiative launched by President Droupadi Murmu which strives to provide aid to TB-afflicted patients on three levels of nutritional, additional diagnostic, and vocational support.

About Ni-kshay Mitras initiative:

  • • The initiative provides three types of assistance: nutritional, additional diagnostic, and vocational.
  • This program was brought in the direction of Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan with the aim of eradicating TB by 2025.
  • India has the world’s greatest TB burden, with an estimated 2.6 million people suffering from the disease and nearly 4 million dying each year.

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