MINISTRY OF HEALTH DONATES TO PRISONS.
The Ministry of Health through the Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine handed over 4 genexpert machines to the Commissioner General of Prisons, Can. Dr. Johnson Byabashaija to increase the diagnostic capacity in Prisons and reduce turnaround time for samples taken for TB from inmates and staff.
A recent study shows that TB prevalence is 10 times more in our prisons than in the general population due to over congestion among other factors thus need for timely testing and treatment if found with TB.
The CGP was accompanied by the Commissioner Health Services, JB Tumwebaze and Assistant Commissioner Health, Dr. James Kisambu.