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Minister calls for proactive guard against cholera in FCT

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Dr Mariya Mahmoud, Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCT), has called on the FCT Primary Health Care Board to put precautionary measures in place against cholera.

Mahmoud, who made the call during the 190th FCT Joint Account Allocation Committee meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, expressed concern over reported cases of cholera outbreak in some states of the country.

She also expressed delight that no case of cholera haad been reported in the nation’s capital.

She, however, said that as the seat of government, all necessary measures should be put in place to ensure that the disease did find its way into the FCT.

”I am indeed delighted that no case of the cholera epidemic has been reported in any of our primary healthcare centres across the six area councils in the FCT.

”However, that does not give us room to relax because this is the seat of government.

”The FCT Primary Health Care Board should put in place measures to guard against any outbreak of the disease.

”By now, I was expecting the board to commence radio jingles in different major languages and sensitisation programmes in our schools, markets, mosques and churches.

”We should not give room for the outbreak before we start a fire brigade approach. That will not be acceptable,” she said.

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