TUBERCULOSIS AND LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAMME (TBLCP)
The Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit supervises the creation and maintenance of access to the control and treatment of Tuberculosis, leprosy and Buruli Ulcer in the State expanding Directly Observed Treatment Short Course Centers (DOTS) to 614 centers from 2015 numbers: continuously improving access to care for persons with mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection. DOTS centres can be found in select Government and Private Health Facilities across the state. Despite the COVID 19 pandemic, the State has continued to increase TB diagnosis and treatment to (64%) of target set by Global Fund.
In fact, the Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme has become quite innovative using structures of the pandemic to support case finding.