*As Infection Wrecks Fatal Havoc on 41 LGAs
*Kills 169, 191 Hospitalised
*We’re Working Tirelessly to Arrest Situation-Govt
By Our Correspondent
There are indications that Kano state may be under serious cholera infection outbreak as no fewer than 169 persons have been confirmed to have lost their lives following outbreak of the disease in the ancient Kano.
In the last count, 41 of the state’s 44 local government areas have recorded alarming infection and death rates as according to official records, current infection rate, though still counting, stands at 191.
The disclosure was made by the state head of public health in the health ministry, Dr Ashiru Rajab, while speaking with newsmen in the state capital. According to him, though the figure is a cumulative total of fatalities over the last three months, there are however, 191 patients currently undergoing treatment in various health facilities spread across the state.
“We have recorded 5,221 cases in the last three months. About 4,860 were treated and discharged. Currently, we have 191 active cases in different facilities across the State, while 169 deaths were recorded across the 41 Local Government Areas of the state,” Rajab revealed, adding that the state government is up and doing in its efforts at curtailing the deadly infection.
“Kano State Government had embarked on massive sensitization and enlightenment campaign to the general populace especially the Rural Dwellers on measures needed to be implored in maintaining environmental and personal hygiene to avoid outbreaks.
Similarly, the Government had provided the needed medications such as fluids, drugs and other essential facilities in government hospitals geared towards addressing the menace,” Dr Rajab said.