Bauchi Govt Commences Sensitisation After Two Die Of Cholera
The Bauchi State government on Tuesday said strategic measures have been put in place to curtail the spread of cholera in the state after two deaths were recorded.
The Executive Chairman, Primary Healthcare Development Agency in the state, Adamu Gamawa told Channels Television that 18 other cases were also confirmed.
The Cholera outbreak according to Gamawa was recorded in four locations including two Quranic schools in Bauchi metropolis.
He assured that the strategic measures put in place have achieved success as 10 persons have been discharged from the hospital after they have fully recovered.
“The cases were confirmed at the lab that they were truly Cholera. Two have died out of the 18 suspected cases but the rest have been admitted to the hospital and they are receiving treatment while some are already discharged,” Gamawa said
The other victims are still receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital and Specialist Hospital in Bauchi.
As at Tuesday morning, no new case of the disease was recorded.
The government official, however, called for calm saying health officers are keeping an eye on the situation to prevent widespread of the disease through various medium of sensitisation.