From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Kano state government has assured it’s commitment to work with stakeholders and partners to make state Tuberculosis free.
The state commissioner for Health Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf stated this to the newsmen on the commemoration of 2023 National Tuberculosis Testing week with the Theme “yes we can end TB get Involve”.
He said Kano state government prioritized health and well-being of the people which TB patient are involved.
“Kano state being the most populous state in Nigeria and one of the five high TB burden state. The TB burden stood at 34,547 which represents expected notification of 8,637 TB patients quarter and I am happy to inform you just last week we placed a total of 8,277TB patients that’s 96 percent of the total burden have been placed on TB treatment which is the highest quarterly TB notification ever in Nigeria “. The commissioner emphasized.
Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf pointed out that, within the few months of the administration of Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, Kano state government in collaboration with partners has been doing a lot of ending TB burden and Transmission that includes, expansion of the TB diagnostic equipment to cover distant communities in the state, deployment of mobile TB screening tools and machines for TB screening and diagnosis, sustenance of TB services in correctional facilities, military barracks, police academy, custom, tertiary institutions among others.
“This day the 14th August 2023 is set aside to build on the gains of the world TB Day and Kano state government in collaboration with federal ministry of health through the National Tuberculosis, leprosy and Buruli Ulcer control program and our partners have joined hands together to commemorate the day and called on the good people of the state to come en mass and get screened for TB free of Charge”. Dr. Labaran said.
The commissioner also called on people of the state to go to the nearest health facility for TB screening, early diagnosis and prompt treatment free of Charge.