Indigenous residents of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja have called for more adequate TB Treatment centers across the territory to effectively tackle the scourge of tuberculosis. They made the call at a community outreach and awareness campaign organized by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme NTBLCP at Lugbe Community in Abuja.
Speaking on behalf of the Indigenes, the Sapeyi of Garki, Alhaji Usman Nga-kupi while commending the Federal Government and stakeholders in the health Sector for their persistence in the fight against killer diseases like tuberculosis, said more needed to be done to eradicate TB.
The Head, Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization, in the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme NTBLCP, Mrs Itohowo Uko who emphasized the need for more awareness on the disease, urged those who experience caugh for more than two weeks to go for check up and seek early Treatment if confirmed positive. She noted that the outreach was in line with NTBLCP's mandate of controlling TB in the country before 2030. Our correspondent Reports that Highlights at the outreach was free TB testing and donation of a cow to the community.