At least sixty individuals misplaced have their lives throughout many communities in Katsina State following the outbreak of cholera within the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja disclosed this on Saturday throughout the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) held within the state capital.
He, nevertheless, didn’t point out when the deaths have been recorded.
Danja who revealed that well being training relating to the prevention and administration of the illness in addition to energetic case search and surveillance have been ongoing throughout the 34 LGAs of the state, defined that assorted medication had already been bought by the State Government for distribution to hospitals throughout the state for the remedy of the illness.
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“We are aware of the current outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting that is affecting some communities in the state. The state government is making efforts towards control of the outbreak,” the commissioner stated.
“Free medication for the remedy of this outbreak are been bought for distribution to hospitals for remedy of the circumstances.
“Health training on prevention and administration of the illness is ongoing. Active case search and surveillance can be ongoing throughout the state.
“Presently, we have over 1,400 confirmed cases of cholera with over 60 recorded deads. Let me seize this opportunity to draw the attention of the general public to the fact that diarrhea and vomiting is a preventable disease.”
The Health Commissioner additional admonished residents within the state to make sure correct environmental sanitation, frequent hand washing, correct meals hygiene, washing of all vegatables and fruits earlier than consuming in addition to correct cooking of meals gadgets.
Danja tasked meals distributors to make sure that they cowl their meals gadgets to keep away from contact with flies.