Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo

The government remains on high alert as cholera and typhoid epidemic continues to rise in Harare and other parts of the country.

With the continued increase in cholera and typhoid epidemic cases, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo visited the affected areas of Glen View 1 and 2 to get first hand information on what is taking place in terms of containing the epidemic.

The Health and Child Care Minister said although the drugs are adequate more stocks are expected soon in the country.

He added that his ministry is going to avail more protective clothing so that no care giver will lose life.

“We have decided to come here for ourselves to see what is happening. We are here to see if there are adequate drugs and we have already ordered more drugs which are coming soon,” he said.

Dr Moyo also visited a site in Glen View 2 believed to be the epicentre of the disease where he said two deaths had been recorded today to bring the death toll to 27. 

He also revealed that 874 new suspected cases have been reported adding to the 3 776 cases already reported. 

Meanwhile, Dr Moyo said his ministry is looking at recruiting more health personnel to help fight the epidemic.