Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says efforts are under way to reduce TB infections in children in the province.
Winde said this on Wednesday after visiting the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town as part of a TB awareness campaign.
“While most cases of childhood TB in the Metro region are diagnosed and treated at community TB clinics, some children require inpatient care because of the severity of their illness and because of other underlying condition,” Winde said in a statement.
8/9 It is important that parents look out for signs of possible TB infection so that treatment can be provided as soon as possible. For more info on signs of TB infection, read more here: https://t.co/ctJAbvn5fp
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 7, 2021
He said that in 2020 alone, there were 217 children diagnosed with TB at the RCWMCH, at an average of 18 cases per month.
#ICYMI I recently visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) to help create awareness of the…
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