The ministry of health in Choma has challenged residents to take advantage of free services offered by government in treating tuberculosis, TB, patients.
District director of health, Rhodah Mkandawire, said there is no need for patients to shun treatment because the services are being offered free of charge at government health facilities.
Dr Makndawire disclosed that the 31 health centres and two hospitals in the district
have all been equipped with diagnostic facilities for TB.
She was speaking in Choma yesterday during the commemoration of World TB day.
And acting Choma district commissioner, Mungoni Simulilika, said government remains
committed to the fight against TB.
Mr Simulilika said there is need for concerted efforts in fighting the disease so that communities can enjoy good health.