Death toll from cholera hits 37 in Bauchi as govt declares free treatment




By Charly Agwam – Bauchi

At least 37 people have died from cholera-related diseases since the outbreak of cholera was declared in Bauchi state last month.

According to the Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Bauchi state, to date, has recorded a total of 1,799 cholera cases.

Dr. Mohammed said that Alkaleri, Bauchi, Darazo, Dass, Ganjuwa and Giade, Jama’are, Kirfi; Misau, Ningi, Shira, Tafawa Balewa, Toro, Warji and Zaki are the areas affected by the disease in the state.

Also Read: Only referendum for Igbo exit can guarantee peaceful Nigeria — Coalition of Northern Groups

However, Mohammed, said that already, the state government in collaboration with some international donor agencies which have embarked on the construction of a 100-bed capacity Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) at the Specialist Hospital to take care of the victims.

He added that the government has directed that the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper