Lagos govt sets up mobile vans for Tuberculosis screening

The wife of the Lagos State governor, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday , launched three mobile chest X-ray vans for Tuberculosis screening and diagnosis in Lagos communities.

Speaking at the launching, Mrs Sanwo-Olu said the vans will move around the state to provide prompt chest x-ray services and effective diagnosis of TB.

She said the vehicles were equipped with modern tools to effectively provide comprehensive on-site screening, diagnosis and treatment for TB.

The wife of the governor also said the state government had acquired 18 State-of-the-art X-ray machines, which are evenly situated in 18 selected health care facilities across the state for TB Chest X-ray screening.

“It is hoped that the introduction of this Chest X-ray screening will bridge the gap of inadequate logistics for TB diagnosis, improve childhood TB diagnosis and ultimately bring TB diagnosis and care to the doorsteps of Lagosians.

“A total of 38,277 TB cases were missed in Lagos State in 2019 and it is hoped that the introduction of Lagos TB Chest X-ray screening will drastically reduce the number of missed TB cases in subsequent years”, she said.

Mrs Sanwo-Olu said TB screening in…

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