Kaduna records 4,506 TB cases in five months – report

NEWS DIGEST – The Kaduna State Tuberculosis (TB), Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer program on Tuesday stated that the state has recorded 4,506 cases of Tuberculosis in five months.

The State Programme Manager, Dr Sadiq Idris who revealed this to Nigeria News Agency in Kaduna said that the number of cases reported represented a 144 per cent increase when compared to Q1 of 2021 TB case finding.

According to him, the program has expanded its service to 976 treatment centres that include 31 general hospitals, 672 primary health care, 48 faith-based facilities, and three Tertiary centres in the state.

Dr Sadiq said that the program planned to intensify its tuberculosis case finding activities through community active search and increase access to services through dots expansion, and tuberculosis patient contact investigation.

He added that the program would also intensify its private sector engagement and increase pediatric diagnosis through the use of nutrition clinics, chest x-rays, and stool testing for tuberculosis.

“The support of the general public is necessary to identify all tuberculosis cases in communities and move toward its elimination,” Dr Sadiq said.

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