By Alex Munme
TINPUTZ joined the rest of the World this week to celebrate World TB Day at Tearuki Health Centre in the Taonita/Tinputz Constituency, Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Ruby Miringka was an invited guest at the celebrations representing the Bougainville Healthy Community.
While delivering her speech, Mrs. Miringka said TB is a very serious disease.
She said it is a number one killer in Bougainville but is curable.
Mrs. Miringka delivered some very key messages to TB Patients, Guidance and the Community as a whole on how to prevent and cure the disease.
She said these include patients having the determination to be cured from the disease, able to speak out freely and get treated, able to complete full dosage and, never give up while on TB treatment.
She added that when a family member is tested TB positive, the whole family should go for medical checks to avoid the disease being transferred.
The celebration was attended by the health professionals, other Government officers and the Community of Tinputz.