The Osun State Commissioner for Well being, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, has revealed that the state is able to curtail and comprise any outbreak of cholera.
Isamotu additionally revealed that although the state has recorded one incident of cholera in Ayedire Native Authorities Space, there was no downside as a result of the sufferer survived.
Talking with DAILY POST on the state of preparedness of Osun to comprise the illness within the eventuality of an outbreak within the state, the Well being Commissioner acknowledged that officers within the Public Well being Division, Illness Surveillance Officers and Inspection, Prevention and Management officers have been tasked with conducting well being surveillance and commencing therapy for anyone who examined constructive to contracting the illness.
In response to Isamotu, “Osun is totally able to comprise any outbreak of cholera. In any outbreak like that of cholera, that’s the prerogative of the Division of Public Well being of the State Ministry of Well being.
“We obtained a misery name some days in the past about individuals vomiting and having diarrhoea, I directed the Director of Public Well being and the State Epidemiologist to go there and the state of affairs has been introduced beneath management. In conditions like this, we do surveillance, contact tracing and an infection and prevention management.
“What we do now’s surveillance, particularly the place our Illness Surveillance Officer stationed in all of the 332 wards within the state along with the An infection, Prevention and Management officers provide surveillance and therapy for anyone that has contracted cholera.
“Since cholera entails the lack of physique fluids, it’s needed as a part of therapy to switch it.”
He defined that the Ministry of Well being has partnered the state Ministry of Atmosphere to enlighten residents of suspected areas on refuse disposal strategies and how one can make their environments clear.
Whereas emphasising that Osun was not listed amongst states which have cholera, he insisted that one recorded incident can’t be thought of an issue and the Federal Authorities wouldn’t take into account declaring Osun as an outbreak state but.
“I hope that document will likely be maintained and to attain that, our individuals want to take care of a clear setting and observe each private and environmental hygiene. If that’s completed, we must always have the ability to keep away from any ugly incidences of cholera outbreak”, he concluded.
Recall that some states within the nation have within the final weeks recorded deaths via cholera.
States like Taraba, Adamawa with 63 circumstances, Katsina with 60 deaths and 67 p.c of recorded vases being kids, Niger the place 12 individuals had died.
Others embrace Jigawa with 100 killed, Kano with 169 deaths, Kogi and Ogun states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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