450 Killed By Cholera In 3 Months 25000 Hospitalised , Health Minister Says
At least 450 people have died from cholera in the last 3 months in Somalia according to World Health Organisation latest report shared by Somali Health Minister Fowsiya Abiikar Nur. 2500 people were sickened by the disease in the same period including 3000 children. Addresing journalists Nur said the most hit regions are Bay and Bakool and Gedo region. Adressing journalists in Mogadishu Minister Nur said tge most hit regions are Gedo Bay and Bakool. Nur put the number of child deaths due to Cholera at 3000. "We currently have 25000 cholera patients admitted in hospitals in those regions" Nur told journalists. Medical sources have reported that hospital capacity in this regions and especially in Baidoa have been overstretched. The Health Minister has however said conditions in all facilities will be improved. The cholera has coincided the drought that is said to be one of the worst in recent years. Most of the mortalities followed consumption of untreated water due to scarcity.