From Samuel Mensah Torbizo, Diaso
The Upper Denkyira West District Assembly in the Central Region has not recorded any cholera case, since the outbreak of the disease.
This was as a result of the health surveillance system put in place by the Assembly and the District Health Directorate, to create awareness on the disease.
The Assembly with her collaborators, has embarked on constant clean up exercise in most communities in the district to keep the environment clean.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr. Ambrose Amoah Ashyia, made this disclosure to THE HERTALD at Diaso the district capital.
He explained that other key agents, as far as combating the cholera disease was concerned, were actively involved in the campaign.
“Our district has not recorded any cholera case since the outbreak of the disease in the country”, he indicated.
More than one hundred persons were killed by the infectious disease, while over twenty – six thousand people were said to have been infected, since its outbreak this year.
According to him, school platforms, have been used to sensitize the people on the need to adhere to strict self and environmental hygiene. He said, the campaign on hand washing with soap and water, was massively embraced by the indigents.
Additionally, he revealed that the number of old places of convenience, have been rehabilitated, while some new ones had been constructed to enhance sanitary situation in the district.
He urged the people not to get carried away by the fact that there was no case of cholera, but that they will continue to keep their surroundings clean.
Mr. Ashyia, also disclosed that an office for the district health team, was being constructed to enable the staff get serene environment to work.