No fewer than 26 persons have lost their lives in the recent Cholera outbreak in Adamawa state as the state records 1’564 cases this year.
This was confirmed by Dr. Amos Ujulu, Director of Disease Control Department (DCD), Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA).
He disclosed this at his presentation on the recent outbreak of cholera to the State Executive Council Meeting in Yola saying that over 100 communities were affected by the outbreak of cholera in the northern part the state.
He also gave the names of the affected local government areas as Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South, adding that the disease further spread to some parts of Cameroon bordering Nigeria.
He also disclosed that the state had established a cholera emergency response secretariat in Maiha for quick response to its outbreak in the area.
He urged the state government to be committed in their plans to help curb or end this outbreak of cholera as the disease could easily spread to other local government areas lamenting that N22 million was required to check further spread of cholera in the state and the other international partners that have rendered intervention would withdraw in the coming week.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Mr. Martins Babale, in response said that the state would boost water supply in the state, adding that the government is devoted to hastening work on the development of the state water plant project.
He also suggested that good sanitation and efficient water supply was the major solution to curtail the outbreak of cholera in the state.
He also said that the government would collaborate with various development partners to ensure that the state does not experience the scourge again.