Bauchi — The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency ( PHCDA) has recorded three suspected cases of cholera.
Executive secretary of the agency, Dr Nisser Ali Umar, while addressing newsmen yesterday said: “Three suspected cases of cholera were recorded in Khandahar and Doya communities in Bauchi Local Government Area of the state. We received information that two Almajiri pupils and one other person were suffering from cholera in the area, so we immediately took them to the hospital for treatment and they have been treated and discharged. It was discovered that there was no clean drinking water in the area, so we chlorinated all the wells in the area. Also management of the Bauchi State Water Board has moved to the area to clean and seal off broken pipe”.
He further stated: “Presently, we don’t have cholera epidemic but we are on red alert because we are surrounded by cholera epidemic states. The agency has procured and distributed antibiotics and other drugs, disinfectant and hand gloves to hospitals that service those communities”.
He called on traditional and religious leaders in the state to sensitize their wards on the need to keep their environments clean.
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