No fewer than 150 people have been confirmed dead in 5,677 cases of cholera in katsina State in the last thirty days.
Executive Secretary,Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) in katsina State, Shamsudeen Yahaya, revealed this to newsmen on sidelines of a meeting involving health sector managers.
He stated that the figures were collated from hospitals and other primary health care centres in the state.
Shamsudeen further said the figures could be more than total number recorded as some affected residents,especially in the rural areas would not report to hospitals for treatment.
“Just like what is happening in some parts of the country, we still have cholera cases in Katsina state. And as you all know, the disease goes high during the rainy season.
“As at Thursday, September 2, we have 5,677 cases of cholera covering the 34 local government areas of the state.
“We all have a role to play at the family and community levels because that is the most important.
“When people engage in indiscriminate dumping of refuse, indiscriminate open defecation, there must be a spread of diseases like cholera,” he said.
He called on the general public to avoid unhygienic environments, eat only healthy food and improve on personal and environmental sanitation.