Dr. Stephen John, Project Manager of the TB Control Programme in Adamawa State has revealed that 3,382 cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in the state in 2012.
He explained that 3,098 cases were successfully treated by the state TB Control Programme.
John disclosed in an interview on Friday in Yola that the disease killed 192 patients, while 41 others failed to complete their treatment.
“In 2012, Tuberculosis statistics showed that 3,382 cases were recorded, 192 died and 41 missed the treatment, while 3,098 successfully completed their treatment,” John said.
The medical doctor said 3,460 cases were recorded in 2013, adding that statistics of the dead, defaulters and those that completed their treatment were being compiled.
He assured that government was making progress in combating tuberculosis in the state considering the increased number of cases being detected each year.
John said that high cases of the diseases were recorded in Yola North, Yola South, Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika and Numan local government areas due to high population density.
He identified inadequate microscopes in some TB laboratories, mobility for supervision and monitoring, as well as inadequate staff as some of the constraints to the programme in the state.