*Says surveillance, notification officers put on alert
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Government on Friday, declared that there was no report of outbreak of cholera in any part of the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusoji Adeyanju in a statement, said the state has no record of the disease
According to Dr. Adeyanju, a medical team had been put on alert to prevent unforseen circumstances in and across the state.
“Surveillance and notification officers in the State and Local Governments have been put on alert to institute preventive measures and sensitization of residents in markets and other places with a view to responding to any outbreak of such disease in the state”, he said.
Dr Adeyanju added, “This disease is suspected to be highly contagious. It is an infection that may be transmitted from person to person through various channels, most especially where the source of drinking water and foods are polluted or contaminated”.
“Our people at the Ministry are currently on field sensitizing the the masses on how to prevent cholera”.
Dr. Adeyanju while imploring the people of the state to improve on their personal hygiene and abide by the disease preventive measures, said, “Our people are advised not to drink water from doubtful sources and avoid eating food prepared in non – hygienic environment”.