Delta State To Create 81 Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Centers

The Delta State Government has pledged to create 81 centers for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis after it was revealed that the state was among the 22 high-burden states in the country.

Acorrsing to the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge.

“In 2016, Nigeria notified less than 20 per cent of the total tuberculosis cases estimated for the year, implying that there were many undetected cases in various communities.

“We had an estimated 14, 000 TB cases living with us, as over 100 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis have been notified in the state till date,”

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