What I Learned In Tuberculosis Seminar
Most and foremost of all, tuberculosis can be cure. This is what the speaker from Department of Health said in her presentation today in the training held for the villages health workers in our city.
The health department targets to reduced the patients with tuberculosis or TB by 90 percent by the year 2016. In our city, I learned that 185 were given proper assistance and medicine for their curing period. This year, our city has more than 130 as of the month of October.
The TB disease can be mostly detected by sputum laboratory examination. But finding them is hard becaus patients would rather hide than submitting themselves to voluntary free medication from the health department.
As I understand, patients who are undergoing treatment should never stop drinking their medicine. Once they stop, it will be more difficult because they will start again to the new medication. There are patients who develop immunity in the TB medicines and they need another kind of medicine.
I got a lot of information in the seminar. I am not really a participant but a gatecrasher to do my job and not as a listener to the seminar.
I was educated today with the disease. No, I am no TB patient.