Cholera: Oyo Govt. Puts Disease Surveillance Officers On Red Alert

Oyo State government has put the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers in all the 33 local governments on red alert to institute preventive measures and sensitize health workers to promptly respond to outbreak of cholera in the event of any occurrence.

The Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ayoola Adebisi stated this while addressing newsmen on the containment of the disease in Oyo State.

Dr. Adebisi who confirmed the outbreak of cholera cases in Kisi, the headquarters of Irepo Local Government Area, Destitute Center in Akinyele Local Government, and a remote area in Ido local government said, the cases had been brought under control.

Dr. Ayoola who assured the populace of effective preparedness for the prevention of cholera outbreaks, hinted that health professionals in public and private hospitals have been charged to promptly respond to outbreaks of cholera in the event of any occurrence.

He advised that suspected individuals with the disease should be referred to the nearest government hospitals for free and quality care.

Iyabo Adebisi

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