Old Dzivarasekwa Rujeko Poly Clinic staff have started doing door to door cholera prevention vaccination outreach program for free to Dzivarasekwa Extension residents.
They are dropping the cholera vaccine in the mouth. After vaccination from cholera the health personnel are giving a vaccination campaign card. Most residents of Dzivarasekwa Extension and children have welcomed being vaccinated with excitement of relieve.
Bridget Mukwena a News Report Online journalist led by example by receiving the cholera prevention vaccine. She also received the cholera prevention vaccine in 2018 when City Health was making a survey on the effectiveness of the new cholera vaccine which is now being implemented to prevent it’s outbreak. Although a number of Dzivarasekwa Extension residents refused to be vaccinated against cholera due to religious beliefs and other reasons. A large number of the population from kwaRasta received the cholera vaccine as News Report Reporter Bridget Mukwena was an eye witness.
Dzivarasekwa Extension due to urban expansion has other sections which have no running water for more than 10 years like Dzivarasekwa Extension phase 2 kwaRasta, Nehanda, Puregold Vision Park, Land of Cannan and Nenyasha housing schemes. Most residents get water from wells for household purposes and drink borehole water.
Although other areas have running tap water like Glaudina, Phase 1 and Federation. Residents should practice high standard of hygiene. Clean vegetables and fruits before eating. Avoid hand shaking when greeting each other during cholera outbreaks.
Some of the residentials have no sewer and they use septic tank toilets. Cholera signs are rice watery stools,headache and severe vomiting. Residents should visit nearest clinic if they show signs and symptoms of cholera.
Dzivarasekwa Extension needs more boreholes for residents to drink safe clean water.