FCT cholera deaths rise to 69
By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that cholera deaths in the territory have risen to 69.
The AUTHORITY had earlier reported that 60 persons had died from cholera in FCT about two weeks ago.
Briefing journalists on Friday after the meeting of FCT Emergency Committee with the minister, malam Muhammad Bello, the Acting Secretary FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu said the cases as of July 30 have risen to 69.
He explained that the cases started going up on July 19, “the cases were coming down but as of July 19 we received report of 60 cases, and as of today, July 30 we recieved report of 69 deaths.
“We have over 1,000 cases across the territory which have been treated and discharged”
Kawu disclosed that major flash points have been identified which he said the FCT Administration has taken steps to curb the increase in the number of cases.
According to him, Bwari Area Council leads in number of cases with Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, coming second in the number of cases.
“Bwari is the epic centre, the affected communities in Bwari are Ushafa and Bwari central, while Gwagwa tops in AMAC” Kawu said.