Dear Editor –The fight against measles must continue because of the increasing number of cases now being recorded in the country.
It’s a war that is far from over and I think it cannot be tackled sooner.
Government through the ministry of health must take another step in addressing the issue with the help from outside because personally more lives are a risk.
The public at large must also exercise some responsibility in ensuring those who are affected must be kept in isolation.
Family members must educate each other about the signs and symptoms of these deadly disease.
I have visited the National Referral Hospital (NRH) over the weekend and it scares me to be told the numbers of measles is not going down.
I have seen an area being enclosed off with the sign ‘No entry’ because it was specifically set up for measles.
It makes me sad to see mothers and their young babies being admitted because of measles.
It seems to me that the health ministry must be prepared to deal with this disease in addressing as it is now a threat.
Our hospital does not have enough space or isolation wards to separately keep these patients while under strict medical observation at the hospital.
With the current parliament government now ending its life last week and a new government soon to be formed by the end of this year, its important to make available more funds for the health sector.
The current hospital does not cater for increasing demand for the health services as well as the presence of more diseases.
So its important we must all support each other, step up the fight and lets do something to address the current health problem.
Jamrin Rence Jnr