Machakos health CEC Dr. Daniel Yumbya issued an update on the Cholera outbreak in the county.
According to Yumbya, who spoke while visiting Machakos people’s park ahead of the staff headcount commencing today, the disease has so far claimed 3 lives but has been suppressed and normalcy returned.
“We have lost 3 people to Cholera last month, In November, no one died from the disease. The disease came from central but has been contained.” Yumbya told the press.
The CEC also announced a lift on the ban on hawking of food items calling for locals to continue exercising caution.
“I had banned hawking of food items 3 weeks ago. The report I received in the morning shows last week no one contracted the disease and those in hospitals have been discharged. I have now lifted the ban. But let’s be careful and maintain cleanliness and ensure we wash our hands and that the food being hawked is clean and well-cooked.” The CEC added.
He further confirmed all healthcare workers had returned to work following last week’s strike citing delayed salaries.