The Mion district assembly in the northern region is appealing to the residents in the district to report any symptoms of cholera to the health facilities.
The appeal follows twenty eight (28) cases of the disease recorded within the past two weeks. District Chief Executive for Mion, Dan Makandan announced this at the inauguration of Sang branch of Bonzali rural bank at Sang, the district capital.
Even though health authorities in the Mion district have maintained the situation is under control and no cause for alarm, the DCE urged the people to cultivate the habit of proper sanitation practices.
The District Director of Education who corroborated with the DCE said, she is not surprised at the outbreak of Cholera because of the attitude of the people in the area towards sanitation.
According to her, the people in the area consider the national sanitation day exercise instituted by government to be a sole responsibility of workers at the Mion district assembly. She said instead of the people joining workers at the assembly they rather sat unconcerned. ’’I’m not surprised because when we were cleaning the area on the maiden national sanitation day exercise, I overheared them saying that assembly people are coming to clean,’’ the GES director said.
The Mion DCE said the assembly is supporting the health directorate with quantity of drugs to help find a lasting solution to the cholera situation. According him, the assembly has enough drugs and medicine in the Sang hospital to treat any case.