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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chifubu MP shuts down bars without toilets in fight against Cholera

General News Chifubu MP shuts down bars without toilets in fight against Cholera

Chifubu MP Frank Ngambi speaking during the news conference
Chifubu MP Frank Ngambi speaking during the news conference

Chifubu constituency has put in place measures to stop the Cholera outbreak from escalating into an epidemic, area Member of Parliament Frank N’gambi has said.

Mr. Ngambi’s revelation comes a day after the constituency recorded its first case of Cholera, a 28 year old male patient who is admitted at Masala Main Clinic Cholera Treatment Centre.

Health experts have informed the constituency office that the patient contracted the disease from within his area, as he has not travelled outside Ndola district in the recent past.

Mr. N’gambi said one of the steps that had been taken was collaboration among various stakeholders, and the immediate step that has been made is to shut down bars and taverns that do not have toilets within.

The Chifubu lawmaker said he had noted that continued operation of the bars will pose a hazard to the patrons, who will be disposing off waste indiscriminately.

He has also urged markets and bars to keep their surroundings clean and wipe out of possibilities of the Cholera outbreak.

Mr. N’gambi said other activities that have been put in place to tackle cholera have been centred on education, law enforcement and infrastructural development.

And Copperbelt province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe has urged all district Commissioners in the province to ensure that epidemic preparedness and structures are wll coordinated..

Mr. Nundwe said the committees should ensure well-coordinated and stocked with adequate epidemic supplies to be able to mount a quick response should any case of cholera be detected in the province..

Mr. Nundwe said in an interview at his office that committees should meet regularly to review preparations in light of provincial and national risk factors.

He further said the ministries of Health and Local Government and other stakeholders should strengthen prevention activities including dissemination of health information, community sensitisation, water quality monitoring, food inspections and inspection of markets and other trading places.

He has since advised the two ministries to strictly enforce hygiene standards as stipulated in the public health Act Cap 295.

Since October last year, the province has recorded three cases of cholera two of which were confirmed last year and the latest one being reported yesterday in Ndola.

Yesterday Ndola district health office admitted a suspected cholera case at main masala clinic which is the designated cholera treatment center in the district.

The patient- male aged 28, a resident of Chifubu Township is in a stable condition and is responding well to treatment.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This is good reason to cut down on other infrastructure developments and focus on water supply reticulation in the country. all newly built residences in Ndola and other cities in Zambia have no clean water.

  2. What is the local authorities doing about it? Mr Town Clerk and your staff your job is not to sit on your ass. Where as you’re permanent politicians come and go. Please get out of that office and see what’s going on.

  3. The last time I checked, the MP did not have powers to shut even his own door, but can recommend to authorized authorities. Is this a sign of lawlessness in this masquerade regime?

  4. Please also note that the man standing in the picture is not Frank Ngambi, those who know this former class mate of mine will agree with me. So ba LT get your facts straight.

    • The picture you are looking at is the council chamber, not Frank Ngambia. The man standing was offering prayer Mr Chilankalipa and LT has not said MP Ngambi is the man standing please!

  5. Well done Mr Ngambi , involve the voters in the exercise so that you do not get a rollback from the grassroot.

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