Lucknow, Feb. 22 -- To expedite the screening and testing of tuberculosis patients the Uttar Pradesh government has set a target of notifying 6.50 lakh TB patients, including 4.30 lakh in the public sector and 2.20 lakh in the private sector, this year.

The target has been determined based on the district's population under the National Tuberculosis Eradication Program, data from private drug sale contracts, targets set by the Patient Provider Support Agency (PPSA), trends in seeking treatment in neighbouring districts and other epidemiological facts.

Arrangements have also been made to initiate the treatment as soon as TB is confirmed in the test so that infection can be prevented from spreading.

Directorate General Medical and Health...