Govt concerned of cholera cases in Central province

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—–Government has expressed concern over the cholera outbreak that has been recorded in Central Province.

Central Province Permanent Secretary, Edwidge Mutale, said Government is working hard to ensure that health services are provided as close to the families as possible in a clean, caring and competent environment.

Ms Mutale said this in a speech read on her behalf by Provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ronald Sinyangwe, during an Epidemic Preparedness Meeting held at Provincial Headquarters in Kabwe.

She said government is conscious and alive to the health and social implications of any outbreak and is doing everything possible at all levels to prevent outbreaks in order to safeguard lives of the Zambian people.

And Provincial Medical Officer, Rosemary Mwanza, stated that there have been five suspected cases of cholera recorded at Waya Community Health Centre in Kapiri Mposhi.

Dr Mwanza has since appealed to members of the public in Central Province to maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness and remain vigilant, alert and report any suspected cases of cholera to relevant authorities.