Diarrhoea: Jema’a administrator tasks health workers on outbreak

By Abubakar Labaran

Administrator of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Yusuf Mu’azu, has charged health workers in the Council to wake up to their responsibility to curb the outbreak of diseases in the area.
It would be recalled that 82 children were admitted to hospital following the outbreak of diarrhoea in parts of the local government.
Mu’azu gave the charge yesterday during a review meeting with the health workers of the local government on recent outbreak of diarrhea in parts of Kafanchan and its environs.
He noted that as trained officials, the health workers should be proactive in their approach towards containing cases of outbreak of diseases, adding that “it is expected that you make and forward immediately, reports of your findings to your Director as necessary action.”
He said the Health Department of the Council had concluded arrangements to engage environmental health workers to carry out health talks at various communities within the local government and ensure sanitary condition of residences inspected.
The administrator to told the health workers not to hesitate and make reports of residents who violated environmental laws, adding that “the laws that spelt out sanctions on those found wanting are still in place as such, we shall not compromise the health of the people.”
Also, the Director, Primary Health Care (PHC), Jema’a local government, Mrs. Sarah Dadai, noted that although, much was still desired in terms of public sensitisation, the situation had so far been contained.

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