Lusaka Province Epidemics Preparedness, Prevention ,Control and Management Committee Chairperson ,Chinjili Zulu, has commended the Provincial Medical Health Office for working tirelessly to fight the out breaks of epidemic s in the province.
Mr Chinjili said the province had faired well in controlling the outbreaks of the diseases such as, cholera compared to the previous years.
He said that this year the committee has put in measures to fight the out break of diseases and prevention of floods in the prone areas.
Mr Zulu who is also Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
He cited digging of drainages in Kamwala and Kanyama and the rehabilitation of inmates dormitory at Mwembeshi prisons through the Ministry of Home Affairs as some of efforts the Epidemics committee had put in place to curb the break out of disasters in the prone areas.
The chairperson also revealed that the committee will ensure the that more drainages will be excavated and water kiosks will be constructed in cholera prone areas in order to curb the scourge.
Meanwhile Mr Zulu urged the council to intensify drainage clearing and waste management as they are in the middle of the rainy season .
He also called on the Landlords to provide toilet facilities especially in Kanyama and other cholera prone areas as this will prevent future cholera outbreaks which he attributed to lack of hygiene.
The Lusaka Province Epidemics Preparedness, Prevention ,Control and Management Committee ,which is composed of some heads of district and provincial departments and chaired by the Provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary looks into ways and means to control ,manage and prevent outbreak of disaster in the province.