tuberculosis.jpgThe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare has finalised the Public-Private Mix Approach Plan for tuberculosis aimed at establishing collaborations between private and public health institutions in the treatment of the disease.

The Deputy Director in the AIDS and Tuberculosis Unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Charles Sandy, said they want to ensure that government and private doctor’s work together in treating tuberculosis and reduce cases of tuberculosis in the country.

Doctor Sandy said they are now working on guiding tools to accompany the framework after which they will train private doctors on tuberculosis treatment.

He said they have completed the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis for 2011-2012 which will be reviewed mid next year.

Sandy said between 50 to 60 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis have been recorded in the  country and thirty people are on treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.