Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says intensified public health surveillance systems at the borders, in the wake of the Ebola and measles outbreak in the neighboring DRC, is the sure way to avoid the spread of the diseases to Zambia.
Speaking to health workers during the handover of an ambulance and a utility vehicle at Katuta health post in Lupososhi, Dr. Chilufya says 90,000 cases have been recorded with 1,500 deaths recorded since the outbreak of Measles in the DRC.
Dr. Chilufya said government has trained rapid responders who have started going round working with health workers from different parts of the country to sensitize and screen people entering the country.
He said health personnel should be on high alert in-light of the outbreak.
And Chief Katuta thanked government for its continued support to his subjects in the health sector.
He said the bringing of an ambulance will lessen the burden of resources spent to ferry patients