Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
3. “A multi-sectorial and community-led approach driving a national movement is the need of the hour to end TB by 2025 in the country”, Comment on the above statement in the backdrop of India still acclaimed to host highest TB burden in the world. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the need for a multilingual, multi-stakeholder awareness effort to ensure that every single Indian knows about the challenges of TB and where to seek treatment.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the scenario of TB hazard in the country and highlight the urgency and need to create a mass movement to end the menace of TB facing India.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Quote some key facts to highlight the impact of TB in the country.
India still has the highest TB burden in the world and despite the disease being fully curable, people still die from it.
Discuss what steps are required to be taken, how should the approach change from past to present scenario.
Explain the significance of creation of awareness and empowering of communities.
Conclude that As long as our people continue to die every year from this preventable and treatable disease, we are failing in our duties as citizens, doctors, administrators and public health professionals. We must join hands to ensure a TB-free India. Each one of us can make a difference.