NTLEP mobilizes K2.4bn to control TB, leprosy and other diseases in disaster prone districts

The National TB and Leprosy Elimination Program (NTLEP) has disclosed that the government, through the programme, has mobilized K2.4billion ($3million) to be used in disaster prone districts of the country.

NTLEP Deputy National Coordinator Isiahs Dambe

NTLEP Deputy National Coordinator, Isaiahs Dambe, disclosed in Salima that their focus is in the districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Mulanje and Mangochi to control tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases.

“We want to make sure that all people who were put on treatment should continue receiving their medication,” he said.

Dambe said the program has deployed seven mobile diagnostic vans to the districts to assist in reaching out to the people in the camps.

These vans are managed by specialists and have all the necessary facilities needed like laboratory, X-ray and other medical supplies to ensure the camps have mobile clinics where they can report, he said.

Dambe said people who have developed serious illnesses and require either admission or operation will be referred to the district hospital.

Cyclone Ana weather related disasters like floods, stormy winds and heavy rains has affected most parts of southern region of Malawi claiming several lives and many households in need of humanitarian assistance.

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