TB cases decline in Lalitpur

LALITPUR: A summary report released by District Public Health Office, Lalitpur, on tuberculosis shows that the number of patients suffering from TB has decreased in the district.

DPHO said cases of tuberculosis were decreasing. A total of 803 TB patients were recorded in the previous fiscal, while only 456 cases have been registered in the current fiscal as of yet.

Jhalak Sharma Paudel, chief at Lalitpur DPHO, said the government was running 41 Directly Observed Treatment Short-Courses while NGOs were operating 16 DOTS in Lalitpur.