MARDAN, June 11: The provincial health department and TB Control Programme in Mardan district held an awareness workshop about tuberculosis (TB) for journalists.

The District Officer of TB Control Programme, Mr Fazal Hadi, told journalists at the workshop in the Mardan Press Club that more than 4,500 TB patients had been registered in the district.

He added that there were more than 3,000 patients who don’t wish to register themselves at health units.

He said the government was providing free medication for tuberculosis and that the journalists must raise awareness among people regarding the disease and its medication.

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