Health Experts to Smokers: You Are Prone to Tuberculosis

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Nasarawa State Programme Coordinator, Tuberculoses (TB) and Leprosy, Dr  Danjuma Aboki

has urged Nigerians to desist from smoking and other habits that will make them vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis.

He disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Lafia, he decried the alarming rate of TB patients in the state; according to him about 2, 400 persons were diagnosed with TB in the state, and he added that the state currently have 92 TB treatment centres spread across the 13 local government areas and 18 Development Areas, and the centres are increasing in the state unlike in the past to tackle complaints from patients in order to enable them access treatment nearest to their communities.

“As at 2003, there was only one TB treatment centre in the state located in Alushi, but the centres were now increased to 92 due to challenges being faced by patients.
“In addition to these centres, we also have 49 laboratory services in the state,” he said.


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