Over 2000 floods victims camping at Garashi chief’s camp in Magarini Sub County, Kilifi County have been supplied with drugs to counter any possible outbreak of diseases.
County Executive Committee Member for Health Dr. Anisa Mohamed Omar said there could be a possible outbreak of water borne diseases since the families have been congested in the camps prompting the need to take to supply drugs to the affected areas in the County.
“Though we have supplied drugs to all our health facilities this week following a shortage for some time, special attention has been addressed to the floods victims where more drug supplies have been availed to counter the outbreak of any disease,” she said.
Dr.Anisa who was represented by Amos Ndenge from the public health department during the presentation of the drugs at Garashi health centre worth Sh1.5-million from KEMSA said there are however no cases of any disease outbreak as of now.
Residents of Mikuyuni, Mporojoni and Vugulani villages comprising of 558 households and another 105 households in Masindeni sub location in the area have been affected by the floods following the spilling over of River Sabaki into the peoples’ homes.
The affected appealed to well-wishers, donor agencies, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) to come to their aid and supply them with food.
“For the past one week since we moved here, we have received 120 bags of maize and 30 bags of beans from the County government. We have to boil and eat since we did not receive any oil,” they said.
By Harrison Yeri