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Staff Reporter : kolkata, 21st. March, 2024. Project Axshya Plus is a new intervention in the field of TB prevention aligned with two strategic pillars of India’s National Strategic Plan 2017-2025 – Prevent and Build. Project Axshya Plus Successfully Concludes, Making Strides Towards TB Prevention in West Bengal.

[MP & WB, 2021-2024] – Project Axshya Plus, a collaborative initiative between GLRA-India and The Union, reached a significant milestone with the successful conclusion of its efforts on March 19th, 2024. The project aimed to provide TB preventive treatment to household contacts of diagnosed pulmonary TB patients across 38 districts in India, with a particular focus on 11 districts in West Bengal.

Led by Dr. Bharati Kalottee, Project Director from The Union, the closing event welcomed esteemed attendees, including Dr. Santosh Kr Roy, JDHS, State TB Officer, and Dr. Rita Mukherjee, State Program Manager, STC, Dr. Swapna Mukherjee, State Nodal PMTPT West Bengal, among others. Dr. Vishal Dessai, PM, MP & WB, along with Mr. Arnab Mandal, APM-WB, expressed their enthusiasm for achieving the project’s objectives.

Throughout the project phase, the dedicated team was able to provide TB preventive therapy to over 200,000 household contacts, marking significant progress toward the targeted goal of 400,000. This accomplishment underscores the commitment and hard work of the entire team involved.

With a vision to make West Bengal TB-free by 2027, Project Axshya Plus’s impact extends beyond individual households, aiming to reduce TB prevalence in the state and contribute to India’s broader goal of becoming TB-free.

“We are immensely proud of the achievements of Project Axshya Plus,” said Dr Santosh Kr Roy, [STO] West Bengal. “This collaborative effort has not only transformed lives but has also restored confidence in the fight against TB. The dedication and commitment demonstrated by the team are exemplary, and we are confident that the impact will resonate for years to come.”

As the project concludes, stakeholders remain committed to sustaining the momentum and furthering efforts to combat TB in West Bengal and beyond.

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