Hi-Tech Laboratory for Tuberculosis inaugurated by Praveen Kumar

A hi-tech laboratory worth 25 lakhs has been inaugurated by Collector Praveen Kumar for tuberculosis patients at King George Hospital.
Speaking at the inaugural event the collector said the government is aimed to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 under the mission and providing latest technology based medical laboratory centres to identify TB cases in initial stages. 
The collector directed the health officials to arrange one more CBNAAT Centre in Paderu regional hospital for tribal people of Agency area.  
The new facility at KGH was made available after a MoU signed between World Health Organisation, Centre for TB department and Indian Government. Similar facilities will be set up at Anakapalli and Narsipatnam in the near future.
The equipment helps to identify 400 TB tests. District medical and health officer Dr Ramesh said the centre will provide all information to TB patients.
KGH superintendent Dr G Arjuna said patients from corporate hospitals also can have medical tests free of cost in the centre. Andhra Medical College Principal SV Sudhakar and District TB control officer Dr N Vasundhara were present.

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