Prisoners to be tested for TB

  • The Star - 25 March 2013

All inmates entering Correctional Services facilities will in future be screened for tuberculosis, the SABC reported yesterday.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said correctional facilities have been identified as among the places where TB is prevalent.

"Early diagnosis means early enrolment onto treatment programmes and a reduction in chances of infecting the full article

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“Moving forward, prisoners will be screened for TB before entering correctional facilities”