Kano State commissioner of Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso has confirmed the death of no fewer than 28 people out of the 50 cases of Cholera recorded in the state.
The commissioner made the disclosure during a press briefing held at the Mohammad Abdullahi Wase Hospital, yesterday. He said the Cholera outbreak is not peculiar to Kano State but cut across 17 states of the federation including Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Yobe, and Zamfara states among others.
He said that the state government has employed about 150 Nurses and 44 Pharmacists who were posted to some of the health facilities across the state.
Dr Kabiru also stated that about 400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea with 50 confirmed cases of cholera had been recorded across 33 local government areas of the state.
According to the commissioner since the beginning of the outbreak the state government through the Ministry of Health has instituted several control measures to combat the menace including mounting continuous surveillance on epidemic prone areas.
The state government has also approved N32million to prevent and control epidemics in the state and has set up a rapid response team among others.
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