Cholera outbreak in Moroto district has at least killed four people and left 109 admitted at Moroto Hospital fighting for their lives, Parliament has heard.
The revelation was made by Moroto District Health Officer, Dr Charles Omundu Komakech while interacting with the Parliament Task Force Committee on COVID-19 which visited the district as part of the team’s oversight to monitor the country’s preparedness to handle cases of Coronovirus.
Dr Komackech attributed the cholera outbreak to consumption of unsafe water, adding the disease has affected 25 villages in the district.
He added that the health team had received drugs to treat those admitted and testing kits for the same and the district officials had embarked on repairing of boreholes to solve the water scarcity and he’ll residents access cleaner and safe water for their consumption, so as to avert the access to safe and clean water.
While discussing with MPs on the district’s preparedness to handle COVID-19 cases, Komakech called on Government to provide enough Personal Protective Equipment to the medical teams and vehicles for the district to cope with the many porous border areas in Moroto.
Moroto District shares a border with Kenya and the country yesterday registered 64 new cases of Coronovirus bringing its total cases to 1029, 50 deaths and 366 recoveries, while Uganda has 264cases, and no deaths.