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DStv Channel 403 Wednesday, 04 October 2023

Cholera outbreak | Denosa calls for inquiry

Nursing union Denosa is calling for an urgent inquiry into the source of the recently declared cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal.

JOHANNESBURG - Denosa says the City of Tshwane must be held responsible for the deaths in Hammanskraal.

It says government needs to step up and deal with the water crisis.

READ: Cholera patients in critical condition

The health department has confirmed a cholera outbreak in the area.

The illness has already led to ten deaths with dozens more in critical condition in hospital.

READ: Cholera outbreak | NICD monitoring high-risk areas

Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko said response teams have been dispatched and water samples have been collected for tests.

As part of preventative measures, the MEC encourages residents to boil tap water and add a pinch of salt before consumption.

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