CS Mailu in Mandera to assess Chikungunya virus impact


CS Mailu in Mandera to assess Chikungunya virus impact

Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu is in Mandera County leading a delegation on a fact-finding mission on the progress made in fighting Cholera and Chikungunya virus outbreak.

The team accompanying the CS includes UN officials, local leaders and technical staff from the Ministry of Health.

They will visit affected areas and hospitals to re-assure victims of government’s commitment in fighting the disease.

More than 15 people have died since the outbreak of the two diseases believed to have originated from neighbouring countries.

Late May, the Ministry of Health said it had dispatched 80 million shillings worth of drugs and equipment to Mandera County to avert the medical crisis in the county which has been hit by an outbreak of both Cholera and the Chikungunya virus.

With at least 500 people admitted at Mandera County Referral Hospital, the Ministry also deployed more health workers to boost numbers at the hospital as the outbreak gets to a crisis level.

The Ministry also said it had dispatched medical equipment to the county to help with disinfection and treatment of the hundreds of people flocking the hospital.

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