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Targetted TB Screening

ATTENTION-FREE TB SCREENING BULAWAYO METROPOLITAN PROVINCE.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care, National TB Control Programme in collaboration with the City of Bulawayo will be conducting Targeted Screening for Active TB in Bulawayo from Monday, 4th July 2022 to Thursday, 14th July 2022. A mobile X-ray truck and lab will be onsite on the above days at various sites throughout the City.

The following are highly encouraged to visit the nearest screening site as per schedule to get screened for TB:

  1. Health Care Workers;
  2. People living with HIV;
  3. Diabetic Patients;
  4. Miners and ex-miners (formal or artisanal and small scale);
  5. Ex-prisoners;
  6. Prisoners;
  7. Prison workers;
  8. Malnourished children;
  9. Those who have lived with or worked with someone who has TB;
  10. Elderly people above the age of 65;
  11. People living in congregate settings (compounds, informal settlements, crowded areas);
  12. If you have one or more of the following symptoms (night sweats, Loss of weight, cough of more than a week or cough of any duration, if you are living with HIV, coughing up blood, chest pains).

The Screening, Testing and Treatment for TB is free of charge and will be done from 08:00hrs to 15:00hrs.

The screening will be done at the following Sites;

DATE Sites For TaS4TB Clinic Time
04/07/22 Entumbane Complex Entumbane 08:000hrs to 1500hrs
05/07/22 Bango Shops, Mpopoma EF Watson 0800hrs to 1500hrs
06/07/22 Kusile Flats, Makokoba Mzilikazi 0800hrs to 1500hrs
07/07/22 Mathukuthuku Shops, Sauerstown Northern Suburbs 0800hrs to 1500hrs
08/07/22 Esigayweni, Cowdray Park Cowdray Park 0800hrs to 1500hrs
09/07/22 Caravan, Cowdray Park Cowdray Park 0800hrs to 1500hrs
11/07/22 Ngozi Mine Emakhandeni 0800hrs to 1500hrs
12/07/222 Malaba Shops, Old Lobengula Njube 0800hrs to 1500hrs
13/07/22 Magwegwe North Terminus Magwegwe 0800hrs to 1500hrs
14/07/22 Sekusile Shops, Nkulumane 5 Nkulumane 0800hrs to 1500hrs

NB. All COVID-19 regulations will be observed during screening and testing. We will be expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing. For more information, please contact your nearest health facility.

TB IS CURABLE, GET SCREENED AND TREATED EARLY.

C DUBE TOWN CLERK

Date:Tuesday, 5 July 2022

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