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No cholera cases in Mombasa, Health department confirms

[Dr. Shem Patta at a past event. Photo/Courtesy/Sub county administration].

Mombasa county Health department has confirmed that the 30 health related cases reported earlier were not cholera.

County director of health Doctor Shem Patta said the cases reported at Mwembe tayari and Bamburi Public Health Departments were of diarrhea and not cholera.

Doctor Patta said the County is in top gear to ensure all health related emergencies are urgently attended to and that no cause of alarm.

While addressing journalists at the County offices in Mombasa on Tuesday, Mr. Patta said all the diarrhea cases were attended to and contained.

Stringent measures initiated to avert cholera

 He however said since the impact of floods is still experienced in the county, all measures have been put in place to avert cholera outbreak.

“We are recruiting ore community health workers to ensure the situation is closely monitored and controlled,” noted Mr. Patta.

4 dispensaries temporarily closed

He said the county has been forced to close four of its health facilities in Kisauni, Kongowea, Magongo in Changamwe and Jomvu Sub counties after the facilities were flooded.

“These facilities can lead to outbreaks and contamination, locals should not seek health services from them but instead to other nearby facilities as directed by the health department,” he disclosed.

Those temporarily closed ae Ziwa la ng’ombe dispensaries where Kisauni and Nyali residents can alternatively seek health services from Mlaleo CDF and Kisauni dispensaries.

Maweni facility was also temporarily closed and locals directed to kongowea dispensary, Jomvu Model clinic and magongo health care centers were also temporarily closed and locals urged to seek medical treatment at Jomvu kuu health care, Mikindani and Chaani dispensaries.

Doctor Patta has revealed that the county is working on reopening the facilities after the health threat is controlled.

2 died, 156 displaced

On his part, County Devolution Executive member Seth Odong confirmed that two people died following floods in Kisauni and Jomvu area.

He also revealed the over 156 people have been displaced by the floods in Kisauni and Jomvu areas.

“However, these people are very safe and the county government has initiated all necessary measures to avail urgent humanitarian aid to all the affected families until normalcy returns,” he said.

He also noted that unblocking of drainage systems in various parts of the county is ongoing.