Sunday, 22 March 2015

Benue State Establishes HIV/Tuberculosis Treatment Centre

In a bid to improve the living conditions of the teeming populace of the state and the country at large, a treatment centre to foster reduction of HIV and tuberculosis has been established in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

The treatment centre is situated on the premises of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi to enable wider reach and accessibility to the people at the grassroots.

The Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam while fielding questions from newsmen in Makurdi yesterday, insisted that the treatment centre is the first of its kind in the northern part of the country.

According to Suswam, the treatment centre is a research institution that would create awareness and proffer lasting solutions on how the deadly diseases would be reduced, saying that the initiative will greatly enhance the living conditions of the people.

He however recalled that Benue was initially ranked within the states with the highest prevalence of HIV but that the pandemic has been drastically reduced to the barest minimum.

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