Saturday, 18 April 2015
HEALTH MINISTER TALKS ON TUBERCULOSIS
Sunday Chronicle 12 April 2015
'I am informing everyone who has a cough for more than 2 weeks, weight loss, night sweats or feeling unwell with swelling or defamation on some parts of the body to go to the nearest clinic or health centre for diagnosis'.
'The most important key to stopping TB in country or anywhere in the world is treatment,' Mr Malabag said.
He said that finding patients with TB, diagnosing them properly and treating them with the right drugs at the right time in the right way for the right duration of treatment is the proven strategy,
'Infectious TB patients are cured when they successfully complete TB treatment with no evidence of TB at the end of treatment'.
'It is possible to cure all infectious TB patients and prevent the spread of TB to other people,' he said.