Ministry of Health seeks help in fight against cholera (video)


The Ministry of Health has called on the private sector to help government contain the outbreak of cholera, with Lusaka recording the highest numbers.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Donor Coordination, George Sinyangwe, said the government was currently responding to the increasing number of cholera cases but needs the support of various stakeholders.

Sinyangwe said this when he received 25 medical steel beds from Indo Bank Zambia (IBZ) in Lusaka on Tuesday.

Read more: Zambia records 203 new cholera cases, Lusaka leads with 198

He said this would go a long way in assisting the government alleviate the challenges it was facing with bed space.

Speaking at the same function, IBZ General Manager, Godwin Ngoma, said the bank had decided to help the government through the donation of 25 hospital beds in response to the cholera outbreak.

“It is important that we recognise that from this same community which is faced with these challenges, comes our hardworking staff, comes our customers. We feel we have that responsibility to contribute,” Ngoma stated.

He further urged the Ministry to use the meterials in the most efficient way possible.

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