A fresh cholera outbreak has affected and claimed 11 lives, while 47 others affected with the disease are currently hospitalised at Hanya Madaki, Halin Sarki, and Kunchi villages in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.
One of the youth leaders in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, who confirmed the outbreak, said the three other villages had been facing the suspected cholera outbreak for over two weeks, adding that despite seeking the help of the government in charge of crisis related to this outbreak , the government has not come to their aid.
He further mentioned that, the last victim, who died as a result of the suspected cholera outbreak was buried yesterday evening. Also, a parent of one of the victims, Musa Abdullahi, said about 47 persons had been treated at homes, as well as at some licence medicine outfit, within the high-flown communities, since the villages hit by the suspected cholera outbreak have no hospitals or clinic.
In his reaction, the Public Relations Officer of the State Health Ministry, Ismail Garba Gwamaja, claimed that the Ministry was unaware of the outbreak of cholera in the affected villages but promised to investigate the incident to enable the Ministry to take appropriate action.
Our condolence goes to the family of the deceased and we hope the government come to the aid of the people of Kano State.