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We are in control: Chitown

By Praise Masvosva / Published on Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 20:00 PM / No Comments / 366 views

13 September 2018

CHITUNGWIZA Municipality Health Director, Dr Tonderai Kasu, yesterday assured people that they are working tirelessly to control cholera outbreak.

Speaking to H-Metro at St Mary’s treatment camp, he declared preparedness to ongoing cholera outbreaks.

“The numbers are increasing by each day but we are still in control because the numbers are still low.

“We opened a Cholera treatment camp here (at St Mary’s clinic).

“We have encountered 12 suspected cases and other two confirmed cases.

“All cholera cases are being referred to St Mary’s clinic and so far no one has died,” he said.

He added:

“On Friday we came across cases that looked like cholera and we acted fast.

“Normally cholera has been known to spread through water and food.

“We are prioritising the two to ensure better access to adequate vending places to avoid exporting of cholera to other places.”

Dr Kasu also said they have drugs in their stock and water containers to help the community.

“We managed to deal with the situation at hand with the little resources we have.

“We tried to engage MSF but they said they are overwhelmed with City of Harare.

“OXFARM is already forthcoming and we are yet to engage UNICEF.

“We are also appealing for donor funding,” he said.

When journalists left St Mary’s treatment camp people there were two elderly people who came showing symptoms of cholera.

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