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The Upper West Regional Directorate of Health Services has intensified its screening efforts at identifying persons with Tuberculosis, taking on-board screening of miners in Nadowli District and at Out-Patient Departments of health facilities.

Gene Xpert and Digital X-ray equipment have also been installed at the Regional Hospital in Wa to help facilitate screening for the disease faster while training laboratory staff at health facilities.
The measures are to encourage people to patronise health facilities to be diagnosed for the disease, which for the past five years recorded increasing cases in the region.

Read more: Health Directorate intensifies Tuberculosis screening

Statistics from the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate show that tuberculosis (TB) infection is on the decline in the region.

A total of 2,241 cases, were reported last year, compared with the year 2015 figure of 2,367.

Dr. Kwesi Yeboah Awudzi, the Deputy Regional Health Director, said it represented a 2.7 per cent reduction.
He asked that this should however not make anybody complacent, but spur health workers and everybody on to sustain the momentum of the fight against the disease.

Read more: Tuberculosis infection on the decline in Ashanti
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