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Luanshya records an increase in new HIV/AIDS cases

Health Luanshya records an increase in new HIV/AIDS cases

Luanshya District has recorded a marginal increase of over two thousand new cases of HIV/AIDS in the last six months.

Thompson District Hospital Administrator Ruth Chitalu says this because district recorded a drastic increase of over 50 percent new HIV cases in the last two quarters.

However, Mrs Chitalu says this has in the end resulted in congestion at the hospital’s Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) clinic.

“Currently, our ART clinic is congested and cannot accommodate all patients, we have now resorted to allocating particular services to certain days to ensure that all patient needs are attended to “Mrs. Chitalu stated.

She added that the increased number of people accessing HIV treatment has also negatively affected the flow of drugs at the clinic.

Meanwhile, Mrs Chitalu said the hospital has procured 120 pieces of linen to mitigate the current shortage at the Hospital.

She said the Hospital was struck with a shortage of linen in all wards and that the new linen will cover the children’s wards.

Mrs. Chitalu further disclosed that the Hospital had received 60 mattresses which were donated by the Economics Association of Luanshya.

 

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16 COMMENTS

  1. F.uck pf f.uck lungu and f.uck anyone who does not agree with this comment

  2. Translation: the only way to get linnen, they have to pretend there’s an AIDS crisis. I don’t trust any data that relies on single ELISA p24 testing as the only test. The article doesn’t even mention the number of new cases vs old cases.

  3. @ “marginal increase of over two thousand new cases of HIV/AIDS in the last six months” Marginal? This is catastrophic. Whole countries have that increase in a whole year. This is a district, with a small population and an increase over a period of six months!

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