Cholera patients in the Mai’adua Local Government Area of Katsina State lack hospitals where they get proper treatment, SaharaReporters has gathered.
It was learnt that some of the Cholera patients, including children, get treated under trees in a bushy area and on planks of wood with their drips hanging from the branch of the nearest tree.
No fewer than 100 persons have died so far as a result of the cholera outbreak across the state.
“These are Katsina residents condemned to trees for treatment. This shows the level of collapse of the health infrastructure in Katsina – the President’s home state. But he and his aides can afford to jet to United Kingdom while his people receive treatments under trees,” a source in the area lamented.
Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread in contaminated water. Its symptoms include diarrhoea and dehydration.
Meanwhile, the state government had confirmed the cholera death toll in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja, recently said 25 out of the 34 Local Government Areas of the state are now affected by the outbreak.
Danja, who spoke at a press conference, said Funtua, Charanci, Kankara, Rimi, Sabuwa, Jibia and Kafur are some of the areas with the highest number of cases.
“Of the reported cases, 67 per cent are aged 15 years and above, while three cases were reported for under one. Of all the reported cases, 53 per cent are male.
“Funtua LGA had the highest number of cases with 384, followed by Sabuwa with 232, Kafur 215, Charanchi 135, Kankara 71 and Jibia with 69 cases.
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