Nasarawa confirms outbreak of cholera

TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT UNIT, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE
TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT UNIT, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE

The Nasarawa government says it is scrambling to contain the spread of the disease.

The Nasarawa State Government on Thursday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in  the Akwanga local government area of the state.

This state Commissioner for Health, Emmanuel Akabe, said one person died of the disease while 18 others were hospitalized.

Mr. Akabe  said some cases of diarrhoea and vomiting believed to be cholera were reported.

According to him, other patients are still being tested to know whether the symptoms they have are actually those of cholera.

“Though all the 18 patients that are presently on admission were vomiting and as well passing diarrhoea, this we are investigating,” he said.

Advertisement

SGF Campaign AD

The commissioner explained that Gov. Tanko Al-makura had released some funds to purchase drugs for the
treatment of the patients on admission.

Mr. Akabe said 20 testing kits for cholera were bought and distributed by the government.

He also said government would do everything humanly possible to control the spread of the disease.

The commissioner said more health personnel had been deployed to Akwanga General Hospital for proper and adequate treatment of
the affected patient.

 

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.