Thursday, October 27, 2016

Take medication or die: TB survivor

TUBERCULOSIS patients have been told to take their medications or die of a preventable disease, a TB survivor has advised. Terence Moka is the executive officer to National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop. Mr Moka used the NCD TB Strategic Plan 2016-2020 launched at the NCD hall yesterday and spoke briefly about his experience with the dreaded yet curable disease TB when he contracted it in 2003. A sports personality, he contracted TB in 2003 in East Sepik and it took eight months for any health specialists to explain to him and confirm the type of diseases he had. He was tested for illnesses such as malaria and pneumonia. “For me to go through the medical checks and not find out what was wrong almost devastated me,” Mr Moka said.