KDF Medics Offer Free Medical Services To Somali Residents
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 an event graced by Sector two Commander Brigadier Jattani Gula, KDF donated medical supplies and waste containers to Dhobley District Hospital to prevent healthcare providers and patients visiting the local health centre from contamination or contracting Cholera.
In a statement, KDF said there is a Cholera outbreak in Dhobley, and its medics had 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 among 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,” said Ali Hassan.
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, to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption, and to adhere to the correct disposal of solid waste.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.