The Kano State Government has confirmed that 169 people have died from cholera in 41 out of the 44 local government areas in the state.
The state Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ashiru Rajab, confirmed the development.
Rajab, who spoke with newsmen on Thursday, said the casualties were recorded within the last three months in the state.
According to Rajab: “We have recorded 5,221 cases in the last three months.
“About 4,860 were treated and discharged.
“Currently, we have 191 active cases in different facilities across the state, while 169 deaths were recorded across the 41 LGAs of the state.”
He said 5,221 persons were affected with the disease, while about 4,860 have been discharged.
Rajab noted that about 191 persons affected were currently receiving treatments in various health facilities in the state.
He was also quick to state that the government was working tirelessly to address the situation.
He said: “Kano State Government had embarked on massive sensitisation and enlightenment campaign to the populace, especially the rural dwellers, on measures needed to be implored in maintaining environmental and personal hygiene to avoid outbreaks.
“Similarly, the government had provided the needed medications such as fluids, drugs and other essential facilities in government hospitals.”