TB cases rise in Transnzoia county.

Deputy Governor Sternley Kenei Tarus flagging off the Tb awareness exercise in kitale

As the world marks World Tuberculosis Day, Transnzoia county has reported a high rise of patients affected by the diseases rising to 7% of the population.

According to the head of TB disease in Transnzoia county Jane Alenga the increase has been aided by the coronavirus pandemic and the failure of TB patients to visit health facilities.

Her sentiments were echoed by Transnzoia county deputy Governor Stanley Kenei Tarus who says the disease was rampant in slum areas of Transnzoia with high population. Kenei has called upon all citizens to visit health centers for screening of the disease whether they were sick or not.

On her part Transnzoia county, CEC for Health Claire Wanyama noted that slum areas and Cherangany sub-county are leading with patients suffering from Tuberculosis.

The county CEC stated that the county has put in place all the necessary procedures useful for TB patients calling upon some residents to take advantage of the good working relationship of TB doctors in various health centers to get treated.