Sunday, March 3, 2024

Refrain from unnecessary travel to curb Cholera spread- Masebo

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Minister of Health, Silvia Masebo, addressed the public on Sunday evening, urging people to refrain from unnecessary travel between towns to help curb the spread of the highly contagious disease.

Minister Masebo emphasized the need for citizens to avoid traveling, especially to and from Lusaka, as the capital city is considered contaminated. She shared a poignant account from a patient who had traveled from Chikumbi area in Chisamba to Chawama compound, contracting cholera during the visit.

During her visit to the Heroes Stadium treatment center, Minister Masebo received requests for increased manpower, both in nursing care and cleaning staff, to meet the growing needs of the patients. In response, she directed the deployment of 30 support staff and an additional 20 nursing staff to report to the epicenter on Monday morning.

The Heroes Stadium has been transformed into a Cholera Epicenter as an emergency measure to decongest health facilities in response to the escalating cholera cases in Lusaka. The move aims to ensure that adequate care and attention can be provided to those affected by the outbreak.

The total figure of in-patients has now reached 1059, raising concerns about the strain on healthcare resources. Minister Masebo continues to monitor the situation closely, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts to contain the spread of cholera and prevent further loss of life.

The Ministry of Health is urging the public to remain vigilant, adhere to health guidelines, and report any suspected cases promptly to help mitigate the impact of the cholera outbreak.

15 COMMENTS

  1. This woman and her government have terribly failed. They don’t know what they are doing. Who said cholera spreads because people are travelling? You thought governance was child’s play. Just swallow pride and engage ecl and those that successfully dealt with cholera. Your hh is under 5

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    • ECL IS ONLY known for his infamous debt he left !!
      Sure he built structures with other peoples money
      leaving a debt future generations have to pay for
      Put him in history’s dust bin

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    • Yes we remember how ECL deployed soldiers to manhandle citizens during your cholera outbreaks instead of engaging people. ECL, you and other PF minions stole huge amounts from Zambians. We will never forget that. We will never forgive you.

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    • Steve don’t say we. You are alone. You will vote alone in that booth you useless boy. Just look at the downvotes. Your time is up ba 1 term govt. Fuseke

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    • Kaizer, it doesn’t matter if others support ECL. Those who disagree could be your cadres. If ECL were to be voted back in office, thats fine. I’d respect th will of the people. He’s still a crook and a thief. That will never change. And u and I know given another chance, you’d bankrupt the country Zimbabwe style. If thats what the people want – ie embezzlement, corruption, lawlessness, jerabo power, commandos in bus stops etc, thats up to Zambians i know they re smart enough to make the right choice.
      PS. Not everyone who detests you and your leader ECL is UPND. Like many others, i voted for HH to get you out of Govt. And i’m proud of my fellow Zambians for ending your rule.

    • Kaizer, it doesn’t matter if others support ECL. Those who disagree could be your cadres. If ECL were to be voted back in office, thats fine. I’d respect the will of the people. He’s still a crook and a thief. That will never change. And u and I know given another chance, you’d bankrupt the country Zimbabwe style. If thats what the people want – ie embezzlement, corruption, lawlessness, jerabo power, ‘commandos’ harassment. etc, thats up to Zambians. i know they re smart enough to make the right choice.
      PS. Not everyone who detests you and your leader ECL is UPND. I’m certainly not a member of any political party.

    • My name is kaizar not kaizer. That is your opinion which will remain just that. And you think having a leader who has led to record kwacha poor performance , high cost of living and cholera is an achievement? If you have evidence of ecl stealing or being corrupt, why haven’t you tried him in court? You are just a blind tribal followed you. Continue worshipping that f00l of yours

    • KAIZER! You have the audacity to comment on the economy. What the cheek. It was you and your leader ECL who poisoned the well. Your excessive borrowing and defaulting on Eurobond among other mismanagement is what has landed the country in the economic mess we are in. I recently heard this saying/ “A person can smell of s__t just by stepping on the s___t that someone else left”. That aptly describes what PF did to this country. Your economic s___t is still stinking.

  2. Cholera is caused by filthy and unsanitary living conditions not traveling
    We need to keep our surroundings clean..we need clean public toilets
    We need proper sewer system but its easier said than done especially when you’re in opposition

    • Anonymous, i agree. Cholera is a disease of filth and unhygienic environments. But increased Mobility does help spread INFECTIOUS diseases. We know there are new cholera infections occurring outside the epicentre of the outbreak. The minister’s advice is good.

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  3. The blame has started and all and sundry wants to blame the government, however when the government was starting to clear out illegal traders, street vendors and others, because they feared that it is now happening was likely to happen, they were accused of all sorts of things.
    I remember in particular socialist Fred saying the CBU and other places did not need cleaning but it’s the government that needed it.
    Fred is now one of those blaming the government.
    Shut up Fred.

  4. Do we really have leaders in this country to genuinely solve our problems and grow our economy. Some neighbouring countries are investing in high speed trains but here we are struggling to handle hygiene issues. Our country in most places look like we have been at war since independence. From regime to regime we see plunder after plunder. Every leader that comes in always turns conman the first day he turns up at the office. All we do after getting a conman in is wait for another 5 years to elect another conman. What a tragedy!

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