Undergo early treatment of tuberculosis

A health officer here has encouraged the public to undergo early treatment of tuberculosis to avoid further complications.

“We should immediately undergo check up if we have worsening and prolonged coughs and fever to our health centers,” said Dr. Arnel Magdirila, assistant provincial health officer.

He made the call with the recent province-wide launching of the Public-Private TB Directly Observed Treatment Course (DOTS) which involved the participation of the private sector in tracking TB patients.

Magdirila said TB patients need not fear of their cases because it will be treated with confidentiality and is offered for free during the treatment period.

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