LUCKNOW, Feb. 18 -- Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel's call to help eradicate tuberculosis (TB) has found backing from ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government and functionaries of the ruling BJP even as the state's health department on Monday launched a 12-day door-to-door active case finding (ACF) campaign in the state, which has the highest number of TB patients across the country.

Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan, now a cabinet minister in Yogi Adityanath government, announced on Monday that he would take responsibility of a 9-year old kid suffering from TB as state's health minister Jai Pratap Singh, along with ruling BJP lawmaker Vijay Bahadur Pathak, also indicated similar plans.

"I have taken responsibility of a TB...