Permanent Secretary for Northern Province, Emmanuel Mwamba has dispatched a medical team from Kasama to help combat a fresh outbreak of cholera in Mpulungu District.
Yesterday, Mpulungu Health Centre reported five cases of Cholera referred to it from Muzabwela andMusendeVillages.
Briefing the press on Saturday in his office in Kasama, Mr. Mwamba stated that the medical officials had successfully combated the earlier outbreak of twenty cases that were reported in October 2011.
Mr. Mwamba also directed that medical officials in Mpulungu intensify the chlorinating of water sources such as boreholes, wells and springs. He has also directed the provincial medical officer to embark upon an extensive health information campaign upon in the community to prevent any new outbreak.
Mr. Mwamba also expressed concern that Kaputa District has not had piped water for the last five days. He said this was an unfortunate development as it was a recipe for cholera outbreak.
To this effect he has directed Chambeshi Water Company to immediately repair the water pump and restore water supply.
President Michael Sata recently appointed Mwamba as Permanent Secretary forNorthern Province. Mwamba was previously a deputy permanent secretary in the Office of the Second President and stationed at Cabinet Office until his recent promotion and re-deployment.