By: BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Sequel to the death of three persons in Plateau State as a result of cholera outbreak, the state government has now established an emergency treatment centre for cholera at the old site of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
The State Commissioner for Health, Kunden Kamshak Deyin stated this during a press briefing in his office
He confirmed the deaths and said that about 107 suspected cases were recorded.
According to him, “the initial suspected cases were 93 on Monday but now increased to 107“.
He said the death of three people was due to non-availability of the Rapid Response Diagnostic Kits.
“Some of the measures we have put in place included, public enlightenment, we are telling people to keep their environments clean, to access clean drinking water and if they can’t access clean water they should boil their water before drinking it, we asked them to be washing their hands, ” he added.