We Are On Top Of The Cholera Situation In Bauchi State, Gamawa
Two deaths have been recorded in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Bauchi State.
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A total of 20 persons have been so far reported to have the disease.
All 20 live within the Metropolis.
This was made known by the Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Mr. Adamu Gamawa, who revealed that the two cases of death happened over the weekend.
He made this known to newsmen in the state during a briefing earlier today.
According to him, “the agency, in collaboration with development partners, had made adequate preparations toward preventing the spread of the disease.”
“The State Rapid Response Team has commenced surveillance across the 20 local government areas in the state.”
“We recorded 20 cases of cholera in Bauchi metropolis and two out of them have been confirmed dead.”
“The agency has written to all its ministries, departments and agencies such as the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency and Water Board to take measures to prevent its spread.”
“The water board is to ensure a constant supply of potable water to the public and ensure environmental sanitation.”
“These are keys to preventing the spread of the disease,’’ he said.
According to him, “BASEPA would also embark on fumigating Bauchi environment as part of its preventive measures against cholera.”
“It would also be involved in the provision of the Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and other consumables needed for the treatment of the disease.”
“We have a place at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) that can serve as an isolated camp for cholera patients.”
“However, the situation has not reached that extent,’’ he said.
He advised that the people of the state embrace proper hygiene.
Meanwhile, Bauchi State has not recorded Cholera since 2014.