New Delhi: Delay in diagnosis, stigma and incorrect treatment are major challenges in tackling tuberculosis and the corporate sector can play an important role in addressing them, a senior health ministry official said.
Addressing a corporate summit on TB and lung health organised by ASSOCHAM, Dr Rajendra Joshi, DDG (TB), Central TB Division, Health Ministry, said investing in tuberculosis is not just a social cause but will also give corporations good returns because it will reduce the health care costs and it also gives a morale boost to its workers.
He listed out three major challenges in tackling tuberculosis – delay in diagnosis, stigma and incorrect treatment.
Joshi said the corporate sector can play an important role in addressing all these three challenges.
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”Other than this, we can also get corporations to partner with the (tuberculosis) program in setting up health infrastructure, access to TB screening etc,” he said.