Angola: Bie - 17 died of tuberculosis this year

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Kuito, 07/30 - Seventeen people died of tuberculosis during the first quarter of this year at the "Sanatorio" Hospital of Angola's central Bie province, the director general of the hospital, said today.
According to Fernanda Rafael, 315 cases were recorded in the first six months. The official added that most of the patients suffering from tuberculosis are from Kamacupa, Katabola, Chinguar and Tchetembo districts.

Currently, the hospital controls 323 patients.

The hospital, that has a capacity for 140 patients, counts on the aid of Doctors Without Frontier from Belgium in the supply of medicines.