Ikwo Council Boss Makes Clarification On Report of Cholera Outbreak

The Exexutive Chairman, Ikwo Local Government Area, Elder Steve Orogwu has made clarification on the reported case of Cholera Outbreak in Ndiegu Amegu Community in the council Area.

The clarification was contained in a press release by the Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman on ICT, media and documentation, Mr Ugonna Utulor.

The statement reads;

"The attention of the Executive Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area, Elder Stephen Orogwu has been drawn to a Social Media report authored by one Ejike Jonathan on the outbreak of Cholera in Ndiegu Amagu in Ikwo Local Government Area. According to the report, 65 persons have died while 18 others are critically ill in the hospital.

"For avoidance of doubt, there is need to set the records clear for public consumption.

"Earlier in November, there were reports of gastroenteritis outbreak at Ndiegu Amagu. The State Ministry of Health, WHO, State Primary Heath Development Agency and Ikwo Local Government Council were informed.

"These bodies despatched health officials to the area and samples were obtained and sent to the laboratory. All the tests were negative of Cholera. 

"The number of reported deaths as at today 25/11/2021 is 9 while 18 cases were reported. Over 10 patients have been treated and discharged.

"Not withstanding, the Ikwo Local Government released fund for procurement of drugs, Oral Rehydration Solution, Water Guards and other medicaments, in addition to medical supplies by WHO and State Ministry of Health. The health team distributed these items there and are still going there to retake another set of samples for laboratory examination.

"Sensational reports on Social Media overbloiting the situation on ground does no good to any one.

"Meanwhile, WHO has released fund to its offcials and the health experts will be moving to the affected area to continue it's intervention in the situation".

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