Kafue DC urges disease prevention
Kafue, January 15, 2015, ZANIS…..Kafue district Commissioner Grace Ngulube has called for concerted efforts from all stake holders in efforts to prevent an outbreak of diseases.
Ms Ngulube emphasized the need to address the areas in the health sector that are prone to disease outbreaks if the intended goals were to be achieved.
ZANIS reports that the District Commissioner said this in a speech read on her behalf by the District Administrative Officer Ngoni Moyo during the epidemics preparedness committee meeting in Kafue today.
The District Commissioner stated that the epidemics committee plays a critical role in ensuring that the district was prepared in case of disease and other related outbreaks.
She affirmed government ‘s commitment to ensuring efficient quality service delivery to the communities in the district.
Ms Ngulube urged the participants to look into general health issues affecting the district and ensure that shortcomings were avoided.
She has further called on the committee to continue with sensitization and educating the communities on Ebola and other deadly diseases.
The District Commissioner who is also chairperson for the epidemics committee has since commended the members , the community development mother and child health department and other stakeholders for ensuring that the district did not experience major disease outbreaks in the year 2014.
Meanwhile, reports from the health centers in the district highlighted lack of laboratories as a major challenge in disease identification and control.
Presenting a report on the performance of health center in the district , Clinical Care officer David Chanda bemoaned that the non availability of laboratory facilities has affected the culturing of specimen which is required to confirm a disease in a patient before prescribing medication.