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According to the Annual "India TB (Tuberculosis) Report 2020" there was about how much percent increase in TB patients as compared to the year 2018?

[A]. 12%
[B]. 15%
[C]. 8%
[D]. 14%

Answer: Option D


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's (MoHFW) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and its Minister of State (MoS), Ashwini Kumar Choubey launched the Annual "India TB (Tuberculosis) Report 2020" through a virtual event which is released by Central TB Division (CTD), MoHFW . The salient feature of 2020 report is that for the first time CTD introduced a quarterly ranking on TB elimination efforts by all the states and UTs. In accordance with the report, there were around 24.04 lakh TB patients in 2019, a 14% increase in as compared to the year 2018.

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