Botswana ‘ready’ to tackle Monkey Pox

Monkey pox PIC: WHO.COM
Monkey pox PIC: WHO.COM

With Botswana having struggled to contain the COVID-19 pandemic when there was a surge in hospitalisations in the recent past, the Ministry of Health (MoH) says it has heightened its surveillance and response mechanisms across the country.

Already neighbouring country, South Africa, has confirmed its first case of Monkey Pox but Botswana has recorded none so far according to the ministry.

“The ministry surveillance and response teams are undertaking a range of preparedness and response planning activities to ensure optimal response, should the need arise,” MoH recently revealed in a statement.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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