Doctors strategise on Cholera fight


The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has vowed to move in and provide mechanisms to curb the cholera outbreak that continues to wreak havoc in some parts of the country.
The outbreak has affected six districts of the country with Karonga being the worst hit.
Other affected districts are Nkhata Bay, Lilongwe, Salima, Kasungu, Dowa.
Four people have so far died and at least 265 others had been affected as of yesterday.
SMD President, Amos Nyaka, said it is important to help in the fight, in ensuring that the country is cholera-free in the shortest period possible.
Speaking after doctors under the society – Northern Region Chapter, planted 200 trees at Jenda Health Centre in Mzimba South on Monday, Nyaka attributed the rise in the cases to flooding.
“We have to understand as to why the cases are continuing to rise. The simple reason is that we have cut down the trees and floods are the order of the day. And it is the floods that are causing such diarrhoeal infections to spread like that.
“So we will come and see on how best we can assist and curb this once and for all,” he said.
On his part, Mzimba South District Health Officer, Lumbani Munthali, commended the doctors for the gesture.
He further unveiled plans to make the Jenda Heath Centre a rural Hospital, considering the rise in the number of people that live around the facility.

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