8 die of cholera in Anambra

A hospital ward with patients
Patients in a hospital ward used to illustrate the story

No fewer than eight of 25 cases of cholera recorded in Anambra in January 2015 have died, the state Commissioner for Health, Joe Akabuike, has said.

Mr. Akabuike said this in Awka on Tuesday while receiving drugs and hospital equipment donated by a pharmaceutical company based in Lagos.

He said that the outbreak recorded in Innoma Community in Anambra West Local Government Area of the state was already under control.

The commissioner said that a team of doctors and nurses were immediately deployed to the area as soon as the outbreak was reported.

“We discovered that it was not a full blown cholera but gastroenteritis common in children under five years,” he said. “Gastroenteritis is an infection of the intestines which causes diarrhoea. In most cases the infection clears within a few days, but sometimes it takes longer.”

Mr. Akabuike said the government had also received drugs and hospital equipment worth about N2 billion from many donor agencies and indigenes of the state since the inception of the present administration.

He commended the donors for the gesture and pledged to use the items judiciously for the wellbeing of the people.

Mr. Akabuike said the security measures put in place by Governor Willie Obiano had attracted a lot of investments to the state.

The commissioner said that the government had recently donated N428 million to mission hospitals in the state to boost healthcare delivery.

In her remarks, the Human Resources Manager and Operations of the pharmaceutical company, Ruth Harrison, pledged to partner with the government toward the development of the state.

Mr. Harrison said the drugs were for malaria and cholera patients, adding that the donation was part of efforts to be part of the success stories in the state.

(NAN)


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: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


TEXT AD: This NAFDAC APPROVED Solution Will Make You Stay Longer Than 40Mins In Bed Tonight And Help Your Erection. Click Here To Read The Free Reports


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.


  • Awarawa

    Am I dreaming? See modern hospital in Anambra! And Fasola over-hyped hospitals that look like refuge camps is what APC are showing as achievement of 16yrs. Mumu students…

  • adeade

    I was about saying the same thing ooooo,, I even thought it was a foreign pix borrowed only to see things that showed its in Anambra..