Diarrheoa Cases Double In Harare

Cases of diarrheoa in Harare have doubled to over 800 a week, according to the Harare City Council.

The figures are double what they were last year at the same time and are damning indictment on the Council’s water delivery systems. Now there are genuine fears that another cholera outbreak looms.

Min­istry of Health and Child Welfare’s director of disease control , Dr Portia Manangazira says teams have been sent to administer vaccines in the affected areas. The council says that treatment of diarrheoa is free at all its polyclinics.

A majority of these cases have been taking place in Glen View and Budiriro where the water situation is pretty grim. There have also been issues with the quality of water that is pumped through by the City Council with some residents describing it as tainted and smelly.

Here is a thought for the city fathers. Fix the situation or quit. We are pretty tired of this business of getting sick every year because someone isn’t doing their job right. It is bad enough that we have dangerous chemicals making their way through the system but are we getting substandard stuff already.