Cholera: Death toll rises nationwide as FCT records 514 suspected cases


Solomon Odeniyi

The FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello on Friday disclosed that that 514 suspected cases of cholera had been recorded in the nation’s capital.

According to him, out of the number, eight were confirmed to be cholera. This came as the cholera death toll continues to rise across the country.

This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of FCT, Abubakar Sani, on the measures taken to curtail the disease.

He stated that the Federal Capital Territory Administration has taken several measures to stop the spread of cholera as well as provide the highest level of care to those affected by the disease.

It read, “Some of the measures already taken from early May 2021 when we started having the diarrheal disease in the FCT include:

“Formation of cholera emergency operation centres and appointment of an incidence manager and other relevant medical personnel along with stakeholders from the FCT Water Board, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Rural Water and Sanitation Agency etc., who are also in the team.

“Prepositioning of Drugs and Consumables for the free treatment of all identified cases in both Secondary and Primary Care Facilities of the FCT.

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