Shai-Osudoku Records 150 Cholera Cases

The Shai-Osudoku District Disease Control Officer, Mr. James Avi, has said one person out of the 150 cases of cholera reported at health facilities in the area, died as at August 15.

He gave the breakdown as: two each from North Tongu, and Ningo Prampram, one from Ashaiman, 10 from Madina, 15 from Adenta, 22 from Bairaleshie in the Kpong-Katamanso District, and 98 from the Shai Osudoku district.

Mr. Avi said this when he briefed members of the Shai-Osudoku District Assembly at their second ordinary meeting at Dodowa.

According to him, though the situation has been brought under control, it behoved individuals to promptly report such cases to the health authorities.

“You have to help the district health directorate spread the message across, on the dangers posed by the disease,” he said.

Mr. Avi said the health directorate has adequately prepared for any eventuality, and urged the public to endeavour wash their hands before eating, and to also ensure that the food they eat is warm.

Touching on the cholera situation in the Shai Area, he said a high number of cases were traced to Wedekum, a surburb of Dodowa, which recorded 24 cases, Duffor, three, Osudoku eight, Agormeda, two and Kordiabe near Asutsuare also recording 26 being the highest in that area.

The District Chief Executive, Mr. Emmanuel A. O. Lartey, commended the health directorate for its efforts in containing the disease, and urged the public to observe simple hygienic practices by washing their hands with soap before eating.

He urged the members of the assembly to assist the sanitation task force to rigorously enforce the sanitation bye-laws.

Mr. Lartey said the assembly would continue to provide the district with the basic tools to enable them to counter any threat that might be posed by the dreaded Ebola disease.

He said “The health of the people is the primary concern of the assembly, thus everything possible will be done to achieve that target”.

From Lawrence Vomafe-Akpalu, Dodowa

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