KATSINA: Cholera kills 60 – Nexus News

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Yesterday, The Katsina State government  confirmed that 60 people have been killed by the cholera outbreak in the state.

Yakubu Danja, Health Commissioner, told officials of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at a meeting in Katsina that more than 1,400 people have been affected by the disease so far.

But he noted that the challenge was being addressed.

He said that drugs were being purchased for distribution to hospitals for treatment of cases while health education on prevention and management of the disease has started in addition to  active case search and surveillance across the state.

He urged the general public to adhere to proper hygiene.

“Diarrhea and vomiting is a preventable disease. Adhering to basic protocols on personal hygiene and use of clean water is the surest preventive measure,” Yakubu said.

In another development, President Buhari celebrates Nwabueze Ngige OON, as he turns 69 today, August 8, 2021.

“The President joins the medical profession, labour community, the legislature, where the celebrant served as Senator, and people of Anambra State, whom he served as governor, to salute Dr Ngige for his selfless stewardship to community, state, country and humanity, wishing him greater health, strength and sound mind.

Chris Ngige

“As he interfaces between government and organized labour, working for industrial harmony, President Buhari wishes the Minister well in all his endeavours,” the statement read.

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