Over 150 people have been confirmed dead as a result of cholera outbreak in Katsina state, Shamsudeen Yahaya, Executive Secretary, Katsina Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) confirmed
Shamsudeem Yahaya has admitted that at least 5,677 cases have been reported since the outbreak of the disease in the state.
Yahaya said the figures are being gathered from hospitals and other primary health care centres in the state, he added that the number of deaths could be more hence some victims, particularly those in the rural areas, do not visit the hospitals.
He advised residents to avoid drinking bad or contaminated water, unhygienic practices, dumping of refuse indiscriminately which he confirmed is the major factor responsible for the cholera outbreak.
Continuing, he said: “As of Thursday, September 2, we had 5,677 cases of cholera covering the 34 local government areas of the state.
When people engage in indiscriminate dumping of refuse, indiscriminate open defecation, there is bound to be spread of diseases such as cholera
another development, Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has ordered commercial vehicles in Katsina State to revert to the state’s colour, as part of measures aimed at checkmating resurgent banditry attacks in the state. The Director-General, Media to the Governor, Abdul Labaran Malumfashi, told reporters at a briefing in Government House Press Centre Katsina that the order which was issued through Executive Order Number Two is with immediate effect.
He said: “The order is in furtherance of the containment of security challenges which seemed to be escalating recently. “It is part of efforts to checkmate the activities of bandits, kidnappers, and other crimes. The directive is to take full effect from Monday, September 15.”
“All commercial vehicles that intend to continue business in the state should comply, by visiting the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) to get them approved colour.”
Masari further stated that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure compliance, as well as punishment for offenders.