TB Campaign Working In Free State

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The Free State Health Department's campaign of sending

officials into communities to find tuberculosis (TB) and

HIV/Aids patients was working well, officials said yesterday.

The pilot HCT (HIV counselling and testing) campaign could be

the new "modus operandi of primary healthcare" in the Free

State, head of the province's Health Department, Sipho

Kabane, told reporters. It involved seeking out, testing and

counselling former patients, their relatives and friends. Patients

giving wrong addresses at hospital while receiving treatment,

or moving were the main obstacles facing the campaign.

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