Kaduna school cholera outfracture: 1 student dead, 6 on admission, 57 discharged
– There was a cholera outbreak in a secondary school in Kaduna on Monday, June 4
– One student was reportedly lost to the outbreak
– Out of the 63 rushed to the General Hospital, 57 have reportedly been discharged while 6 are still on admission
Following the outbreak of cholera at Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna on Monday, June 4, that left one dead, six of the students are still on admission while 57 others have been discharged.
The state commissioner for health and human services, Dr Paul Manya Dogo, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 5, while speaking in an interview, Nigerian Tribune reports.
He said the state government and supporting partners have been able to put the situation under control.
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”I am just leaving the hospital where the children were taken to. The situation has been brought under control and a lot of them already discharged.
“63 of them were admitted to the facility but only six of them are remaining and the hospital management has assured us that they too may be discharged today.
“Sadly, one of them died at a private hospital where her parents had taken her to. That I think happened on Friday and it pained us,” he said.
The chief medical director, General Hospital Kawo, Dr Oyelami Akintunde also said the students were responding to treatment and several of them have been discharged.
He said: “They brought 42 on Monday morning and another 15 that same Monday night. They also brought six on Tuesday morning totalling 63. Many of them have recovered and discharged and even the remaining six will be discharged today.”
One of the survivors (names withheld) appealed to the state government to come to their rescue as facilities in the school are nothing to write home about.