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Cholera: Adeleke’s Govt Denies 13 Reported Cases In Osun

Senator Ademola Adeleke
Senator Ademola Adeleke

Senator Ademola Adeleke’s government in Osun State has denied recording thirteen cases of cholera, describing the report of the confirmed cases in the state as inaccurate.

Osun government through the special adviser to the governor on health matters, Adekunle Akindele, in a statement on Sunday, June 23, hinted that the state is yet to record any confirmed case of cholera.

He explained that Osun recorded 13 suspected cases of cholera but all turned out negative upon a laboratory assessment.

He said: “Osun state government through the ministry of health, has proactively reactivated and established the Public Health Rapid Response Team (PHRRT) and Cholera Technical Working Group (CTWG) respectively, to ensure adequate surveillance and risk communication activities in order to guarantee the health of the citizens.”

Speaking further, Dr. Akindele noted that the state government is exploring the media to sensitize the public on preventive measures against cholera while surveillance mechanisms across the 30 local government areas and border towns has been heightened to fight the spread of the disease.

He added: “13 samples collected so far. All 13 samples sent to laboratory, of which 13(100%) were negative, 0 positive and no pending result. Cholera RDT kits and Transport media has been strategically distributed to some Health Facilities across the 30 LGAs.”

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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