Kabale district registers 93 tuberculosis cases
According to statistics from the health department of the district, the
cases were registered across both private and health facilities between
January and August this year from a total of 24023 people who were screened
Statistics indicate that from January to March, 37 cases were registered,
from April to June, 41 cases were recorded and 15 cases were recorded from
July to August this year. They also show that out of 24023 people who were
screened for tuberculosis, 830 people were suspected to be having the
The acting Kabale District Health Officer Alfred Besigensi, said that the
cases have increased compared to less than 70 cases that were registered
last year. Besigensi said that the increase was escalated by the COVID-19
lockdown where people were reluctant to visit health facilities due to lack
of public transport.
Besigensi urged local and opinion leaders at all levels to carry out
sensitization programmes on what TB is and how it spreads as this is the
only way to fight the disease.