World health body intervenes as cholera breaks out in Kirikiri prison

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated support to the Lagos State Government, having now counted 25 cases of cholera at the Kirikiri prison.

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, made this known while giving an update on the cholera outbreak, stating that urgent environmental and medical intervention measures had been implemented with success.

“We were able to supply Kiriki­ri Medium Prison with intravenous fluids, infection prevention, and other health consumables.

“The WHO has donated 10,000 doses of pharmaceuticals to the prison to support health facilities with prevention strategies for about 3,200 inmates if required.”

Recall that the commissioner stated two weeks ago that the source of the outbreak was unregulated street beverages and contaminated water supplies.

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