Outbreak Of Cholera In Imo Worrisome, State Assembly Mandates Awareness Campaign

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Imo State has been identified as one of the states with a high level of cholera outbreak in Nigeria.

In response, the Imo State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling for proactive measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

The motion, moved by the Deputy Speaker and Member Representing Nwangele State Constituency, Rt Honourable Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu, expressed shock that Imo State was among the ten states mentioned by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as contributing to 90% of the total cases recently recorded.

The lawmaker emphasized the need for Imo citizens to be educated and sensitized on the causes, symptoms, and treatment protocols of cholera to prevent loss of lives.

The motion was supported by various lawmakers, including Hon Dr Henry Agbasonu, Hon Chigozie Nwaneri, Hon Kanayo Onyemaechi, and Hon Chisom Ojukwu, who all stressed the importance of public enlightenment and sensitization in containing the outbreak.

The House resolved to call upon the Ministry of Health to embark on aggressive sensitization campaigns and activate emergency treatment teams and appropriate protocols in government hospitals and health centers.

The Commissioner for Health was also directed to collaborate with the Imo State Branch of the Nigeria Medical Association to effectively contain and stop the spread of cholera in the state.

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