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Nationwide campaign: 2nd phase of TB screening drive begins
AFTER FINDING 163 new tuberculosis (TB) cases in a fortnight-long campaign in January 2017, the state health department embarked on the second phase on Monday, covering a population of 50 lakh to find hidden cases of TB. The pulse polio-like aggressive campaign is part of the Centre's plan to eliminate TB from the country by 2025. Between July 17 and 31, a total of 20 districts will be covered in Maharashtra, while 100 districts will be covered across India.

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