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General News of Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Cholera: Ogun cautions residents against unhygienic practices 

Dr Tomi Coker Dr Tomi Coker

The Ogun State government has cautioned residents to be wary of unhygienic practices capable of giving rise to infections and resulting in avoidable loss of lives. 

This came after the outbreak of cholera in some parts of the country.

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Tomi Coker said this on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, on a visit to the Sabo Community in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state, where the disease was recently reported.

According to her, there was a need for residents to live under good hygienic conditions to avoid the introduction of bacteria to their food.

She also added that they should drink from clean sources of water, stop defecating in the open and bad waste disposal methods.

“Our hope is that no one else dies from this preventable disease in our state. Once we have one confirmed case of cholera, it means we are already dealing with an outbreak.

"Every human life is important to us. We want to use this opportunity to call on leaders in this community as well as other communities to help us discourage residents from patronizing quacks for the treatment of cholera,” she said.

The Commissioner told the community that whoever develops symptoms relating to cholera should be taken to the Primary Healthcare Center in the area which has been equipped to address any form of the outbreak.

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