Govt’s Cholera response initiatives continue to bear fruit

H-Metro Reporter

GOVERNMENT’S cholera response initiatives continue to bear fruit and it is working on decommissioning of Cholera treatment centre in areas where case have gone down.

Speaking during a post Cabinet briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr Jenfan Muswere said:

“Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that during the period 5 to 11 March, 2024, there were 894 new suspected cholera cases reported.

“The implementation of sound response strategies, such as high community awareness, improved case management, establishment of oral rehydration points and cholera treatment camps and the vaccination programme, is continuing in known hotspots.”

He added: “Going forward, the Cabinet resolved on the following measures in order to curb disease outbreaks, enforcement of onsite servicing of new residential areas/suburbs before residents take occupation of houses.

“Enforcement of the requirement for small-scale miners operating in mining areas to prioritise the provision of water and sanitation facilities in mine compounds.

“Enforcement of the removal of unregistered artisanal miners along Mazowe River to avert further spread of cholera.”

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