By KASONDE KASONDE –
TWO out of the three cholera patients admitted to Lukanga Clinic have been discharged.
Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Ronald Sinyangwe said health personnel were working round the clock to ensure that no new cases were recorded.
Mr Sinyangwe disclosed that as of Monday only one patient was still admitted to the cholera centre and was responding well to treatment.
He said more health personnel and fishery officers had been sent to the area to help establish the source of the epidemic.
Mr Sinyangwe added that the Government was doing everything possible to ensure that the disease was contained.
He said health personnel were carrying out sensitisation campaigns in the area as well as distributing chlorine.
“Everything is been done to ensure that the outbreak is contained, the health personnel are distributing chlorine and educating the residents on prevention of the disease,” Mr Sinyangwe said.
Mr Sinyangwe has since called on the residents to ensure that they treat their drinking water as a preventive measure.
Last week two people died of cholera in the area.