Digital Desk, Dar es Salaam. 37 cases of cholera were reported in Rukwa, the southern mountainous region of Tanzania. This information was given by a medical officer.
Chief Medical Officer of the area’s Nakasi district, Benjamin Chhota, said on Sunday that the first three cases of cholera were reported in the district’s Korongwe Ward dispensary on December 2. Chhota said in a press conference that after three cases came to light, a team of medical experts took samples of three patients and during investigation it was found that they are suffering from cholera.
He said that the officials of Nakasi district have made a temporary place for the treatment of cholera patients, where till December 10, 37 cholera patients were admitted. The official said that 25 cholera patients were treated and discharged and 12 patients are currently being treated at a temporary site. Nakasi District Commissioner Peter Lijualikli urged the medical personnel of the district to ensure that the deadly disease is brought under control before it spreads to other parts of the district.