BANGKOK-The Ministry of Public Health is determined to stop tuberculosis in Thailand over the next 20 years. The goal was announced to coincide with World Tuberculosis Day observed each year on March 24th.
Department of Disease Control Director, General Dr. Amnuay Kajeena and related agencies is to host an event to make awards to medical units that have demonstrated outstanding care for patients with tuberculosis.
He added that tuberculosis is a major problem in Thailand. Around 120,000 new patients with the disease have been recorded so far. Of this number, only 70,000 have been registered for medical treatment.
In addition, 2,200 other patients have developed resistance to drugs. The Ministry of Public Health is therefore, planning a campaign to reduce the number of infections in two decades.