Uganda’s state health minister, Hon. Joyce Moriku Kaducu addressed journalists on the Cholera Outbreak in Kampala on Thursday.
Hon Kaducu said that the Ministry of Health received a report of four suspected cholera cases on 5th January, 2019 who had been at Kiruddu hospital with diarrhoea & vomiting which started on 4th January, 2019.
The suspected Cholera suspects came out of Kaboowa parish, Rubaga. Immediately, the health workers at Kiruddu hospital gave the suspected patients medical care.
Following the suspected Cholera cases on the same day Ministry of Health made an arrangement to transfer the patients to Naguru-China Uganda Cooperation Hospital where a treatment centre was established.
Before we came here, we went to Kaboowa for general cleaning. This was today & immediately after the Cholera outbreak. We found a challenge of water, some of the National Water and Sewage taps don’t work.
Fortunately, there are no Cholera cases in Nakawa, Central & Kawempe though our teams are on ground sensitising and doing a passive search.
She also added that the following precautions are being taken to prevent & control the spread of Cholera; Opened the Naguru-China Uganda Cooperation Hospital; Took of Stool samples & tested them for Cholera; Embarked on ambulance pickups & coordinated with stakeholders to follow up cases.