Over 40 Police officers hospitalized in Rongai  over  cholera

Over 40 Police officers hospitalized in Rongai over cholera

BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2017-Doctors are treating over 20 police officers   have been  admitted at Sinai Hospital in Kajiado  after they showed  cholera  related symptoms. The officers are a part of  close to  60 police officers who are  currently hospitalized in various health facilities in Nairobi.

According to Sinai Hospital administrator Paul Dullo they had admitted 25 police officers since Sunday morning.

He further  said the officers showed symptoms ranging from fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Nairobi County health executive Bernard Muia  who spoke to the press on Sunday said 20 more officers were admitted at Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Rongai branch.

The 59 officers are said to be part of 430 police officers deployed in the city ahead of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling.

They were residing at Multimedia University of Kenya, Rongai, where they are suspected to have contracted the disease.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation, Paul Mbatia said the officers had stayed in the institution for four days and were only served breakfast and dinner.

He added that the first case was reported on Saturday around 5pm at the institution’s clinic.

“We had an arrangement for the officers to have breakfast and dinner at the university. They have always had their lunch from elsewhere since they are not stay-in visitors,” Mr Mbatia said.

He added that experts from the health department have inspected their facility and given it a clean bill of health.

In a statement to the press Sunday , Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said rapid diagnostic tests for cholera done on 10 officers confirmed that they had the infection .

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