Health

TYPHOID HITS KASESE MUDSLIDE VICTIMS CAMP

According to the area local council one Chairperson Saimon Buhaka, 60% of the population in the camp are on medication for the disease.

By Obed Kithende

KASESE: The Kasese district mudslides victims camped at Rukoki have been hit by the typhoid.

The camp is located in Rukoki Sub county in Busongora county south.

According to the area local council one Chairperson Saimon Buhaka, 60% of the population in the camp are on medication for the disease.

Buhaka notes that even if they get treatment, they will still get the challenge since the area is lacking safe and clean drinking water.

The two Kasika Mudslides temporary camps had a population of over 200 people who were displaced by the September Kasika Mudslides that left 16 people dead, 07 injured and one still missing.

A close source in the two camps says they are also likely to have other health complications since all camps were not having enough health facilities including toilets compared to the populations in the camps.

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Because of the above background, the people in the camp have therefore asked the government to expedite the process of resettling them to avoid such challenges.

They outlined all these challenges while talking to the Kasese woman Member of Parliament Hon Florence Kabugho who visited the camp to access the situation of the people and how they were doing health wise.

In her address, Kasese District Woman MP Hon Florence Kabugho, requested people living in Kasika-Rukoki sub county camp to desist from bad behaviors that may cause hatred and domestic violence among some families.

According to the politician, in such places there’s many people with different behaviors both good and bad, calling upon locals living there to desist from bad behaviors like fighting one another and taking alcoholic drugs that may affect their health.

She also condemned the act of police in the district and the way how it has been handling people who donate to the Mudslides victims pointing to the way how police blocked the FDC party president Engineer partrick Amuriat from taking the donation saying that the police act was not catering for humanity.

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