Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops operating in Somalia under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have offered medical services to the locals in their area of responsibility through medical camps to treat the sick as well as donation of curative and preventive drugs to the local health facilities.
Today,14 December 2022 in an event graced by Sector two Commander, Brigadier Jattani Gula, KDF donated medical supplies and waste containers to Dhobley District Hospital in a bid to prevent health care providers and patients visiting the local health centre from contamination or contracting Cholera.
There is a Cholera outbreak in Dhobley and KDF medics have been called upon to partner with the local medics to combat the outbreak.
Speaking during the event while appreciating KDF’s efforts, the Dhobley District Hospital Managing Director, Ali Hassan noted that the disease had caused panic to the residents as several people including children had succumbed to the disease.
“We do not take your service to our people for granted. This is a true reflection of brotherhood,” he added.
The Public Health Officer, Lieutenant Collins Kimani sensitized those present on the preventative measures to stop the spread of Cholera infection. He said, “Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with bacteria”. He advised the residents to observe proper cleaning of utensils with hot water and soap, to drink clean water, wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption, and to adhere to correct disposal of solid waste.