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What Are The Real Tb Figures? Asks Peters

Media Release
11 September 2003


What Are The Real Tb Figures? Asks Peters

New Zealand First has asked the Government to explain the discrepancy of 170 cases of tuberculosis in notifiable health statistics provided by the Minister of Health.

Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said the figures relate to cases of TB among New Zealanders and those born overseas.

“According to the Health Minister, there were 893 cases among people born overseas between 1999 and 2002 and 491 among people born in New Zealand, giving a total of 1,384.

“In another set of figures, also provided by the Health Minister for all people throughout New Zealand, the total number of TB cases is 1,554!

“These sets of statistics don’t add up and it is time for the Government to explain whether this is a case of a minister who can’t add up, or a conspiracy to hide 170 cases of TB.”

Mr Peters said the importation of Third World diseases by the Government was of great concern to all New Zealanders and it was disturbing that the exact number of cases was not being kept accurately.

“It’s time to explain how 170 cases of TB can be lost between the health service and Parliament or were these more immigrant cases like the African dental nurse that the Government tried to hush up. We have the right to know.”


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