Assembly raises alarm over spread of cholera in Bauchi | Dailytrust

Assembly raises alarm over spread of cholera in Bauchi

File Photo: Some victims of cholera

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has raised alarm on the spread of cholera that killed many people across the state and called on the government to take prompt action to tackle the menace.

The lawmakers made the decision during the plenary yesterday following a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance by Hon. Ado Wakili of Burra Constituency.

According to him, many households in his constituency were affected by the disease and urged the House to call on the government to come to the rescue of the people because many of those affected could not afford the medical bills.

The speaker concurred with the submission adding that the situation was critical and needed urgent action.

The Deputy Speaker, Hon  Danlami Ahmed Kawule (Zungur/Galambi Constituency) said that the outbreak is rapidly spreading across the state.

He explained that in his constituency, he has received similar complaints from Tudun Gambo, Dundima and other places.  He advised that relevant agencies should go round the state to carry out sensitisation campaigns on the disease.

When contacted on the current situation the  Executive Chairman of Bauchi Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwamu Mohammed declined to comment but a source in the ministry of health revealed that cholera has killed over 100 people in the last two months across the state..