Speaking after touring health and council facilities in Chegutu and Norton on Saturday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the cholera outbreak is now under control since no one is admitted to any hospital over the disease at the moment.
No one is admitted for cholera across Zimbabwe at the moment. We had 94 cases of suspected cholera and only six were positive. Unfortunately, four of these cases recorded in Chegutu were fatal.
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The first cholera case was recorded in Chegutu on January 18 when an elderly woman died while three men succumbed to the disease. Six people who tested positive were treated and discharged at Chegutu District Hospital while a suspected cholera case recorded in Norton tested negative. Parirenyatwa also dismissed rumours that the disease had spread to other parts of Zimbabwe.
David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa
Chegutu formally is one of the best farming communities in Zimbabwe situated in Mashonaland West Province. Located at some 105 km south of Harare, the city is residence to about 90 000 people. Read More About Chegutu
Norton is a Town located in Chegutu District, Mashonaland West Province. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam. Read More About Norton