TB ‘A Problem’ In KZN


About 70% of tuberculosis (TB) patients in KwaZulu-Natal were

HIV-positive, the provincial Health Department said on

Tuesday. "TB is a problem in South Africa but it is worse in

KZN, more especially in eThekwini Municipality," Health MEC

Sibongiseni Dhlomo said, addressing reporters in Durban. He

said SA would be a better country in terms of diseases if KZN

were to be removed from the equation.

Business Day reported that Dhlomo said the treatment of TB

and Aids patients under one roof at heath facilities made sense

in light of the 70% statistic.

Timeslive.co.za – Times Live; BUSINESS DAY (National)