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  1. Avatar Onesmus Kalama March 14th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Kudos KANCO for the good work in letting Kenyans know  the state of affairs with regards to the TB situation ion Kenya. We hope this time August will not be another seven years. Please keep up the pressure….we need those isolation wards complete like seven years ago…

    Concerned Kenyan,

    Mombasa

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  2. Avatar Wahomekiruki March 15th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    As a matter of urgency and priority the government should fast track the completion and equiping the wards not only in KNH but also in other hospitals ….this is to minimise the burden of the ward slotted to be completed in August.   

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  3. Avatar Cathy March 15th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    This may be a time for us to stop,think and reflect.Why seven years?Is it only now that the government thinks TB is a menace?The government should act on their word I hope the August date will not keep being pushed further and further away as TB is now becoming a major pandemic in our country.To KANCO and Capital FM keep up the good work of keeping us informed!

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  4. Avatar Allan Maleche March 15th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Evenlye good job on maintaining the pressure on this. Who is fooling who? A few weeks ago when KELIN and other organizations issued an advisory note to government http://kelinkenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Advisory-Note-web-version1.pdf  we got different response, in terms of how much is needed and when the ward will be completed from the Dr. Sitienei of the TB division and  Dr. Akhwale of the ministry of health and public sanitation. The videos are available on you tube.  Its sad that make shift tents is what we are subjecting TB patients too as their wards,or is it the right to the highest attainable standard of health that was envisioned by article 43(1) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010?. Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation where is the KSH40million show us the TB ward we are watching!

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  5. Avatar Aaron March 15th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve had far too many friends suffer from TB. My birthday is in August, and this is going to be an excellent birthday present. Please don’t let us down!

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  6. Avatar Liyala Pamela March 15th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for the good work KANCO for being the voice of the voiceless!  It is unfortunate that by taking so long we are putting more and more lives at risk. If it is that expensive to treat one patient, why shouldn’t more efforts be directed to preventing new infections????

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  7. Avatar Jossywangari March 15th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

     This is great news in a long time, I think the government has a lot of misplaced priorities and as a result more Kenyans continues to suffer. I thank God fo KANCO through Evelyne for this insight. This shows the power of advocacy and humanity.

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  8. Avatar Nderitudavid March 15th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Sad to note of the laxity that at times beholds some government agencies. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 guarantees the right to life  26 and health Art 42,& 43. It is therefore disheartening for the government to deny its people these rights especially given that  resources are there only that priorities seems not right. Should a minister suffer from MDRTB for the government to take action????

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  9. Avatar Everlyne Agala March 16th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Having the isolation ward is long over due, especially with an air borne infection. The government should fast tract the equipping of this ward  for the benefit of its citizens. In addition, the treatment cost should be subsidize to enable access of those infected as the total cost of treatment is unaffordable to most Kenyans, this might lead to defaulting in treatment that may increase the infection rates.

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  10. Avatar Edna Onchiri March 16th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Wuow! wuow!  A new isolation unit in August?  I will trust Richard Lesiyampe words at the end of August!

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  11. Avatar Shuks02 March 19th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This is good news and Thanks for the advocacy Ms. Kibuchi. Now let us wait and see what happens. 

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