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2,000 TB cases recorded in Kandahar last year

2,000 TB cases recorded in Kandahar last year

Mar 24, 2016 - 19:17

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Local healthinfo-icon officials on Thursday said around 2,000 tuberculosis cases have been recorded in southern Kandahar province during last solar yearinfo-icon.

The health officials expressed these views during a meeting marking the Worldinfo-icon Tuberculosis Day in Kandahar City, the provincial capital.

Mohammad Hussain Akrami,  public health department official responsible for controlling tuberculosis, said 2,098 cases of the disease were registered last year in Kandahar, with womeninfo-icon making 64 percent of the patients.

He said they had activated TB identification branches at all private and public health centers in Kandahar City and districts.

Akrami said so far 1,300 TB patients had been treated. He said 80 percent work on a well-equipped laboratory to diagnose any kind of diseases had been completed.

Public health director Abdul Qayum Pukhla said besides eliminating TB diseases, they were trying to control other diseases as well.

He said in addition to Kandahar City, most districts of the province had healthcare centers where patients regularly received treatment.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, thousands of people infect with tuberculosis annually in Afghanistaninfo-icon as some of them lose their lives.



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