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Diarrhoea alert on

Maciu Malo
Friday, December 28, 2012

A GOVERNMENT team assessing the damage caused by Cyclone Evan in the Yasawa Group was told there were several cases of diarrhoea among children.

At Somosomo Village in Naviti, the village nurse also asked that officials facilitate the supply of medicine to treat the sick.

More than 130 toilets were destroyed in Waya and Naviti alone during the cyclone, based on the assessment and inspection conducted by soldiers and the government's assessment team.

In Bukama Village, headman Pita Tuiturua reported all toilets had been destroyed. He said villagers were told to boil drinking water. "Villagers have also been told to wash their hands before eating. Apart from the need to have our houses we're requesting government to assist us with the re-construction of toilets," Mr Tuiturua said. He said it would be helpful if they had transport available for the sick.





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