By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Health officials in Butembo, North Kivu province said that 1,515 people have already received the vaccine against the Ebola virus which has resurface in the province.


“The vaccination to date is that out of the 1,517 eligible, we have been able to vaccinate 1,515 people. And in these figures of 1,515, 866 are in the Biena health zone (where the 1st case was declared on February 07, 2021, Editor’s note) to say about 57.2%. With that we can say that the situation is evolving anyway well, ” according to Guy Makelele, coordinator of the DPS-Butembo.

Also in Butembo, healthcare providers at the Ebola Treatment Center (CTE) of Katwa, in the town of Butembo (North Kivu), ceased all care activities last Saturday. They are threatening to go on strike to decry the insignificant salary scale.

“We have been in Katwa with the provincial minister of health to listen to the providers, to understand exactly what is wrong. It is because the providers told us that the fixed scale is low. You know, EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) is managed nationally and even locally. Having felt that this was a well-founded problem, the Minister of Health decided to go to Goma to share the information with the governor. Of course we will relay at the national level. It is up to providers to take their trouble patiently, ” added Doctor Guy Makelele.

Since the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in North Kivu, the cumulative number of cases remains at 12. These are 11 confirmed cases and one probable case. Five people have already died from this virus.

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