The Kano State Government has established three treatment centres as the cases of diphtheria in the state surged beyond 130.
The state Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Yusuf, who disclosed this on Thursday, said the state had deployed the necessary mechanisms to curtail the spread of the disease.
According to the state Commissioner for Health, more than 130 people were hospitalized on Monday alone due to the disease. He said that the state government has set up three treatment centres to manage the patients and contain the outbreak.
He said, “Governor Abba Yusuf has since directed the ministry to swing into action to curtail the spread of the deadly disease. Three designated centres have been provided for treatment and admission.
“The general public should not hesitate to seek medical assistance whenever they experience any of the symptoms listed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control.”
Similarly, in Kwara State, the Executive Secretary of the state’s Healthcare Development Agency, Nusirat Elelu, said, on Thursday, that the state had extended immunization of children and infants to 388 health care facilities in the state to guard against diphtheria and other children’s diseases, including poliomyelitis.