Despite reports that the cholera epidemic has been restrained in the country, the Techiman Holy Family Hospital said it has recorded 30 new cholera cases with one death within the first quarter of 2015.
The Techiman municipality was one of the areas hit by the epidemic when it got worse in 2014.
Confirming the cases to Citi News Dr. Ernest Ameyaw, the Medical Director at the hospital said, eventhough the reported cases are true, most of the cases were brought from surrounding towns with some from the municipality.
Madam Hi-Sin-Ta Kumpuolo, a public nurse at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital in charge of reproductive and child health services, encouraged Ghanaians to keep their environment clean ahead of the onset of the rainy season.
Meanwhile, the management of waste in the municipality remains a big challenge despite attempts to clear some of the “mountainous” of refuse dumps in the municipality.
“It is therefore important that individuals would take it upon themselves to manage the refuse they generate so as to avoid any further spread of the disease.” she said.
By: Kwadwo Brefo/citifmonline.com/Ghana