Uasin Gishu County Government Department of Health Services has been prompted to enhance Surveillance, and Prevention measures for Cholera Disease Outbreaks across all the wards to suppress infections.

Speaking during a stakeholder engagement meeting at the county headquarters, Chief Officer for Clinical Services, Dr Paul Wangwe, urged the stakeholders to work together with the County Government to enable the disease to be controlled and eradicated.

We need to sensitize our people to report any suspected case of acute water diarrhoea to the nearest health facilities to guarantee an appropriate management of the infection,” he said.

Chief Officer for Preventive and Promotive Health, Mrs Joyce Sang, said the Department would provide an adequate supply of personal protective gear to ensure the safety of health officers handling patients.

Director for Preventive and Promotive Health, Dr Evans Kiprotich noted the need to work with the community health volunteers to control and manage the infections at the grassroots and on time.

He added that diarrhoea cases are primarily reported in Pioneer, Huruma and Langas and that the three treatment centres of Pioneer, RCEA Langas and Huruma serve as control centres.

The Director of Education, Shadrack Morogo invited the team to sample the waters in the schools to ensure safe drinking water for the students.

World Health Organization, Red Cross and Neighbours In Action, were among the stakeholders who assured full support to the County, Eldowas having pledged to ensure disinfection of the water from shallow wells, especially in areas that are most affected by the disease to see to it that residents consume wholesome water and the infections are constrained.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholera bacteria. People can get sick when they consume contaminated food or water.

The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe and life-threatening.

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