CSR IN INDIAIndian Oil Corporation Ltd & Central TB Division sign MoU to take TB elimination...

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd & Central TB Division sign MoU to take TB elimination project

IOCL signs MoU with Central TB Division

New Delhi: IndianOil (Indian Oil Corporation Limited), as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central TB Division (CTD) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the states of Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to carry out an intensified TB elimination project. This is a historic milestone that highlights India’s commitment to combat the menace of tuberculosis.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

Among large Indian states, Uttar Pradesh and Chhatisgarh have the largest proportion of TB cases.

This ambitious anti-TB campaign, which is a part of IOCL’s CSR, seeks to ensure early identification of presumptive TB and prompt diagnosis using high-sensitivity diagnostic tests at the doorstep. It does this by using a multi-pronged strategy that addresses all aspects of TB at its different stages. The campaign also intends to provide the people of Uttar Pradesh and Chhatisgarh with equitable, long-term access to free, top-notch TB care, treatment, and support services.

Central TB Division

IndianOil has become the first corporation to support state efforts in Active Case Finding campaign (ACF) by investing close to Rs. 64 crore in all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, covering roughly 10% of its population once a year for three years. This is a ground-breaking foray. In Uttar Pradesh, IndianOil will also roll out 18 Mobile Medical Vans with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

This would help with TB diagnosis in remote and difficult-to-reach communities, improving early case discovery and assuring early treatment. In order to improve access, availability, and utilisation of TB testing services in Aspirational districts of UP and remote tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, IndianOil will supply a cost-effective, innovative molecular diagnostic system.

IndianOil will provide approximately 100 of these Truenat machines in all of the Tuberculosis Units of all the eight Aspirational Districts of UP (Bahraich, Balrampur, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Shravasti, Siddharthnagar & Sonbhadra), as well as Community Health Centers (CHC) in the state of Chhattisgarh, in addition to

Additionally, the Company will offer portable Xray units in UP for all 18 State Capitals and 8 Aspirational Districts. In addition, Xray Units would be made available in 5 Divisions of Chhattisgarh.

Dr. Mandaviya applauded the signing of the MOU and emphasised its significant significance in eradicating the TB threat. “Both ministries have worked together through this MOU as a part of the holistic government strategy. This agreement will support Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s goal of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ending tuberculosis in India by 2025, five years earlier. He noted that the diagnostic help offered as part of the MOU will enhance efforts to identify TB patients and enable prompt treatment.


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