BACATMA Charge Communities to Check Persistent Caughs, Excessive. Sweats.
The free medical outreach conducted by Bauchi state government has screened and tested about six hundred people for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDs and Malaria in Bauchi local government area.
The Deputy Director Tuberculosis Control Programme of the Bauchi state Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, Haruna Manyau stated this while speaking with newsmen at Fuli village, Tashar Mai Alewa in Bauchi local government area.
He said the initial target was four hundred and fifty people but exceeded because the turnout was impressive.
Haruna Manyau said the secret of achieving this feat was consistent sensitisation by the State Ministry of Health, USAID Breakthrough Action Nigeria and other supporting partners in various communication platforms.
The Deputy Director Tuberculosis Control Programme called on people to visit the nearest health facility to get themselves tested for Tuberculosis whenever they noticed persistent cough for morethan two weeks and excessive night sweats.
He commended people of Baram, Baram Gada, Baram Dutse and Fuli, Tashar Mai Alewa for their cooperation to come out enmass to get screened and tested for the diseases.
The Village Head of Fuli Malam Hassan Usaini who commended the state government and all supporting partners for taking the campaign to the areas said the intervention had yielded fruitful results.