Following the 514 suspected cases of cholera recorded, the Federal Capital Territory Administration said several measures to limit the spread as well as provide the highest level of care to those affected by the disease have been taken.
Abubakar Sani, Senior Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister, Mohammad Bello, stated this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He explained that as at Thursday, the FCT had recorded 514 suspected cases, out of which eight laboratory investigations were confirmed to be cholera.
Sani said that the FCT Administration was working very closely with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on interventions to end the scourge of the disease in the territory.
“Some of the measures already taken from early May 2021 when we started having the diarrheal disease in the FCT includes:
”Formation of Cholera Emergency Operation Centres and appointment of an Incidence Manager and other relevant medical personnel along with Stakeholders from the FCT Water Board, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA).
”Prepositioning of Drugs and Consumables for the free treatment of all identified cases in both Secondary and Primary Care Facilities of the FCT,” he said.
Sani who said that FCTA has been providing free portable water through water tankers from the FCT Water Board to all affected communities also said that the administration had embarked on the training and sensitisation of healthcare providers in both secondary and primary healthcare facilities including some private ones.