Bwari tops cholera cases in FCT

By Daniel Tyokua
The Acting secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu has confirmed that Bwari Area Council has taken lead of cholera cases across the territory.
He mentioned Abuja Municipal Area Council ,AMAC, as second with the report of cholera cases in the territory.
Kawu while briefing journalists at the weekend, said cases of cholera deaths in FCT have risen from 60 as of July 19 to 69 as of  July 30th
“Bwari Area Council has been identified as the epicenter of the outbreak in the FCT follow by the Abuja Municipal Area Council”
According to him, measures have been put in place by the FCT Administration  to prevent recurrence.
“It is gratifying to note that all the affected communities have been visited and we have told them what they need to do to prevent this cholera outbreak”.
He added “It appears, and it is clear that they have understood what we told them and they have taken those decisions and they are doing those things and that’s why the cases have come down”.
Speaking on the spike of COVID -19 cases across the country, Dr Kawu said that the FCT was prepared for a possible third wave saying that the FCT had not dismantled any of the structure put in place to fight the virus.
 The Acting Secretary said “Our treatment centres are intact and we have piped oxygen. We have also repaired our oxygen plant in Asokoro.  Our health workers have been trained and they are on ground. So we are prepared.

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