Treat cholera with same seriousness as COVID-19 – Rep. Faleke urges

Rep. James Faleke (Ikeja Federal Constituency) has called on Nigerians to treat the outbreak of cholera in some parts of the country with the level of seriousness  they handled  COVID-19 pandemic.

Faleke made the call in an interview with NAN in Lagos on Monday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recently reported that 53 deaths due to cholera had been recorded in the country.

Also, the Director-General of NCDC, Dr Jide Idris, said that the Federal Government had activated the National Emergency Operation Centre for cholera.

Idris said, “As at June 24, 2024, 1,528 suspected cases and 53 deaths were recorded across 31 states and 107 LGAs with a case fatality rate of 3.5 per cent since the beginning of the year.”

Reacting, Faleke said that Nigerians should do more to curb the cholera outbreak.

” Every Nigerian needs to be careful, our attitude to cleanliness matters,” he said.

Faleke said that Nigerians should be more careful with what they would eat and drink.

“The way we took COVID-19 seriously is the way we should take  this cholera outbreak.

“Cholera has killed many people. We expected that, at this modern age, we should not be having an outbreak of cholera in Nigeria.

“However, it has come; so, we have to deal with it.  People should be more careful with what they eat and what they drink.

“There are many fake products out there. Stop taking fake products. You don’t have to drink anything, take clean water,” he advised.

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