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Monday, June 27, 2022

Livingstone opens two cholera centers

Health Livingstone opens two cholera centers

The office of the Livingstone District Commissioner and the District health office have set aside two cholera centres in readiness for any cholera outbreak in the district.

Villa Grounds in Dambwa Central and Ngwenya Compound have been identified as centres where cholera victims would be nursed and treated to avoid further spread of the disease.

Livingstone District Commissioner, Francis Chika told ZANIS in Livingstone that the district is prepared to handle any cholera outbreak in the district.

Mr. Chika said his office is working with the City Council to ensure Villa Grounds is prepared into habitable centre and that the Prisons Commission is expected to provide manpower to clear the bushes around the ground.

He said works are expected to start on Monday next week.

Mr. Chika said the Cholera Preparedness committee is mobilizing resources such as fuel, transport, tents to ensure that water and sanitation around the two centres are improved.

“We have asked for donations from well-wishers to ensure availability of funds should there be an outbreak of cholera,” he said.

He has called on the city council to double efforts in ensuring a regular collection of garbage and cleaning of waste in the city to prevent any cholera outbreak.

Mr. Chika has further appealed to individual households to practice maximum cleanliness to keep surroundings clean adding that cholera thrives in dirty environments.

Currently, Livingstone district has not recorded any cholera case.
ZANIS

1 COMMENT

  1. Villa Grounds and Cholera dont make a good combination. Anyhow, at least no recorded cases so far, and lets hope it remains that way. Tourists all over the world love L’stone and the gov’t better make sure they’re not scared off because of an easily preventable disease.

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