MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe
KITWE Teaching Hospital records 1,837 new cases of epilepsy every year, senior medical superintendent Joseph Musowoya has said.
Dr Musowoya says these cases are an indication that many people are living with the ailment.
He has called for intensified awareness about the disease so that people can learn more about it and stop stigmatising those living with it.
“The 1,837 cases of epilepsy which the hospital records every year are evidence that a lot of people are living with the ailment. There is therefore need to raise awareness about the disease,” he said.
Dr Musowoya said this in a speech read for him by Dr Angel Malama, a representative of Kitwe Teaching Hospital, during the commemoration of World Epilepsy Day.