The government has responded to the diarrhoea outbreak in Bulawayo by setting up a technical and a health surveillance team to conduct door to door campaigns to treat and test severe cases after 9 people reportedly died from the outbreak, ZBC News reports.
Luveve has been recording diarrhoea cases for 2 weeks now and residents are blaming the council for the cases saying the water they are receiving from the council is contaminated.
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This was revealed by Minister of Local government and Public works, July Moyo after touring Luveve Clinic yesterday. Moyo said:
The health and surveillance team has been sent out to treat severe diarrhoea cases from home. We have also tasked the city with testing those affected with diarrhoea for COVID-19
The Bulawayo City council has started treating all diarrhoea cases for free and has also started a door to door treatment campaign and referring all serious cases to Mpilo and exempting them from paying ambulance fees.
Residents yesterday staged a demo by dumping mock coffins at the Luveve housing office protesting the contaminated water which reportedly led to the 9 deaths.