Zomba DHO bemoans low turnout of men for TB screening

Zomba District Health Office says it is not impressed with the number of men who are going for Tuberculosis screening in the district.

Public Relations Officer for Zomba District Health Office Arnold Mndalira, told YFM that since the roll out of a special screening program, so far 20,000 people have been tested.

He said 107 people are currently on treatment, 81 of them men and 26 women, which has shown that men are mostly found with TB.

“The mobile TB screening is still working in the district and it has all the necessities, that if the communities are tested TB they are given the results right there,” Mndalira said.

“It is my plea to men to come and be tested because a lot of the jobs that men do pose a threat that they can contract this disease and that is why we are registering a lot of men who have TB.”

He further said the mobile TB screening gives a chance to the communities to know their HIV status.

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