23 July 2021 By Remi Johnson
As the Death toll from cholera hits 60, the Federal Capital Territory Administration says efforts are ongoing to intensify community sensitization on cholera and other diseases.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, gave this assurance at the continuation of community sensitization on cholera in Pyakasa and Gwagwa.
Dr Ramatu indicated that suspected cases have risen from 604 to 698 within 72 hours.
The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of the FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, said Abaji area council recorded 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council recorded 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths.
Also, Gwagwalada area council recorded 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council 23 suspected cases with 4 deaths and Kwali area council 37 suspected cases with 3 deaths.
Aliyu who described the ugly trend as unacceptable in the Federal Capital Territory, added that the administration would not fold its hands and watch residents die helplessly over preventable diseases.
In his remarks, chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, pledged commitment of his council to forestall continuous spread of the disease.
He added that the Primary Health Care Department of the council had embarked on sensitization to the four chiefdoms in AMAC to enlighten traditional rulers and their subjects about the cholera outbreak and preventive measures.