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City Hall Deploys Health Officers to Mitigate Cholera Outbreak In Majengo Slums

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Nairobi county government  has now deployed health officers to Majengo slums to try and address the cholera outbreak in the area that left one person dead.

The officers are mainly from the disease surveillance unit and public health .

In an interview with Ghetto Radio News  public health officer in charge of communication  Llilian Mutua says the team will conduct public awareness  about cholera as well as address the sanitation  lapses in  the area.

‘‘Our  officers  are on the ground  to at least address the sanitation issues and also intermingle with the community leaders to enhance awareness.. but we want to tell  Majengo and Kamukunji residents in general that we can stop cholera before we are diagnosed  with it.. it’s preventable we only need to  improve our hygiene’’ Lilian said.

The residents   have faulted the county government for not taking seriously sanitation matters in the area especially water that is being administered to the residents.

Those have with  signs and symptoms of the disease   were rushed  to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital.

In Nairobi  Majengo, Eastleigh North , Kiambiu  and Embakasi remains major hot spots on  county radar.

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