Borno State Government on Friday said 10 cholera patients are currently undergoing treatment in the North-Eastern state.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Professor Arab Mohammed disclosed this in Maiduguri while giving an update on the government’s efforts in addressing cholera and other infectious diseases among the Internally Displaced Persons relocated to liberated communities.
He said the patients were being treated in government hospitals in the state capital, adding that immunisation for measles is ongoing across camps and settlements in liberated Communities.
According to Professor Mohammed, portable drinking water, and healthcare facilities complete with drugs are provided in the IDP settlements.
“We have less than 10 cholera cases across Borno State, so it is well contained. We appreciate our partners, but the government has spent a lot in ensuring that all necessary things are brought in,” the Commissioner said.
“And the issue of measles, meningitis, these are actually seasonal. As for the measles, the Borno State Government is supported by partners to ensure that routine immunization of these killer diseases, particularly measles is ongoing.”
The Commissioner also received a 20-bed capacity healthcare facility constructed by partners on behalf of the State Government at Bama, one of the liberated towns hosting thousands of IDPs.