Mombasa remains on high alert after cholera outbreak in Nairobi.
The Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa branch Coordinator Rajab Mohammed Said said that all measures should be put in place to ensure urgent action whenever there is cholera outbreak in Mombasa.
Speaking in Mombasa, Rajab said that awareness campaign about cholera spearheaded by the KRCS Mombasa branch has been ongoing to avert an outbreak.
“Together with Mombasa County government health department we will focus more on food vendors, drainage systems especially in slum areas to equip locals with information which will help them prevent cholera outbreak,” added Mr. Rajab.
He said that locals need relevant information on cholera and other form of diseases that may be caused by poor sanitation.
Rajab appealed to locals to maintain high cleanliness in their surroundings.
“It’s a matter of observing simple but very critical rules of washing your hands after visiting the toilet, eating clean washed fruits, drinking clean, treated and safe water,” noted Mr. Rajab.
The concerns come after a person died while eight others were hospitalised after cholera outbreak at Nairobi hospital in Nairobi.
The deceased was an employee of the hospital working in the hospital’s cafeteria.
Mombasa was put on high alert, following perennial water scarcity in the county where locals are using untreated water.