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    Cholera: Precautionary measures fail Zimbabwe

    Harare – Despite tighter border controls mounted at the instigation of the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the dreaded cholera disease has found its way into Zimbabwe.

    From as early as January 10, Zimbabwe had started applying methods to ensure there is reduced importation of the disease through wares and supplies brought by cross border traders.

    Victoria Falls Municipality stopped Zambian vendors who commute to sell their foodstuffs in the town but it seems the intervention was too late.

    Cases have surfaced in Chegutu and as of today, 32 have been recorded with fears that more could emerge.

    Despite conceited efforts by the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organisations to combat the contamination related disease, the number of reported cases seem to be on the rise.

    Five people have since succumbed to the disease so far as assurances made by authorities on their ability to contain the predicted entry of the disease into the country start to depreciate.

    The failure to contain the disease in Chegutu puts to question the preparedness of the country through Ministry of Health and Child Care who promised that there are prepared to deal with cases when the disease was first reported in Zambia.

    Zimbabwe has bad memories with cholera, the last time the disease was recorded in the country about 6000 people lost their lives to the disease.

    Promises from David Parirenyatwa suggesting that the country is on high alert does not make much difference at a time when the toll is ascending.

    People have been calling for action and it does not seem as if the rapid response mechanisms he keeps mentioning are helping the situation.

    For a man whose inclusion in cabinet raised a lot of concern his Ministry`s showing against cholera raises questions on whether the ministry needs new hands.

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