Cholera: Visit hospital early to prevent death, expert urges Nigerians 

The Apex Nurse/Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, Mrs. Timitayo Olotu, on Friday called for early presentation of cholera patients in hospitals to prevent death.

Olotu made the call at a three-day programme and medical outreach organised by the Nursing Department of the hospital to mark the 2024 International Nurses Week.

She noted that there had been increased cases of cholera at Oworu, in Kosofe LCDA, and urged residents of the area to maintain good hygiene and keep their environment clean.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in the statement disclosed that Lagos recorded five deaths from 60 cholera cases within 48 hours.

Olotu said there was a high rate of cholera, especially in Oworu which is under Kosofe.

“We’re creating awareness by telling the people to be conscious of it, to avoid self medication, maintain personal hygiene and desist from buying public food from unclean environment,” she said.

She advised them to desist from drinking contaminated water by ensuring that water from where they defecate did not mix with the water they’re drinking or using to cook.

“If a person is vomiting or stooling frequently, you should not hesitate to refer the person to hospital on time because people are dying as a result of cholera,” she said. (NAN)