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USAID holds TB screening in all barangays of Dinalupihan

Philippine Information Agency
19 Apr 2021, 22:38 GMT+10

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan, April 19 (PIA) -- About 4,367 residents from all 46 barangays of Dinalupihan town benefitted from the free chest x-ray service provided by the United States Agency for International Development's TB Platforms Project.

Municipal Health Office Head Joselito Timple disclosed that recipients include daycare center children and their parents, senior citizens and contact of Tuberculosis (TB) patients.

"Active Case Finding aims to screen patients for TB. It also finds a way to cater other health problems that maybe encountered incidentally," he said.

"The efforts led the way for 83 TB patients be enrolled to treatment to date. Astonishingly, we detected two Rifampicin-resistant TB and we enrolled them for Drug Resistant TB treatment," Timple disclosed.

TB program, in collaboration with other health programs, gives way to exercise Patient-Centered Approach and give a chance to implement TB Preventive Treatment.

"Psychologically, people benefit from the fact that they are not forgotten even during this pandemic. Any TB case finding effort leads the way to finding missing TB cases, enrolment to and completion of treatment addressing all aspects of the disease, and dawns the day when TB ends," he furthered. (CLJD-PIA 3)

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