Federal Capital Territory Administration has recorded 60 deaths from cholera and other severe acute diarrhea diseases outbreaks in the nation’s capital even as the administration says it has intensified communities’ sensitisation to curb the spread of the disease.
FCT minister of state, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, who spoke at the continuation of community sensitization on cholera and other severe acute diarrhea diseases outbreak in Pyakasa and Gwagwa communities respectively, also revealed that suspected cases had risen from 604 to 698 within 72 hours.
The minister who was represented by the Ag. executive secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, explained that Abaji area council recorded three suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) recorded 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari area council recorded 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths.
Also, Gwagwalada area council recorded 220 suspected cases with nine deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with four deaths and Kwali area council records 37 suspected cases with three deaths.
Aliyu, however, said the ugly trend was unacceptable in the territory, adding that the administration would not fold its hands and watch residents die helplessly over preventable diseases.
In his remarks, the chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Candido, affirmed the commitment of the council to forestall the continuous spread of the disease to adjoining and other communities.