Cholera Outbreak: Umahi visit patients, pledges to provide 10 boreholes, modern toilets

Cholera Outbreak: Umahi visit patients, pledges to provide 10 boreholes, modern toilets

By Christian Ogbonna, Abakaliki.

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Tuesday pledged to drill 10 boreholes for the people of Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state, as a way of tackling the water scarcity in the area.


Umahi said that he would also construct modern toilets in the area within the next two weeks.


The governor made the promise during his visit to some cholera patients at Amata Akpoha Hospital on Tuesday.


It would be recalled that Ebonyi State recently recorded a cholera outbreak, in which at least nine persons have been reported dead in the affected community.


Umahi thanked the Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area, Uchenna Nnajiofor, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, and health workers for their efforts at saving the lives of the patients.


“The Commissioner for Water Resources, the Commissioner for Health and all the leaders here will tell us where to sink 10 boreholes and construct toilets, to start latest by 6th of January.


“I commend all the stakeholders in the area for their prompt response. I urge them to continue to uphold peace in their domains.


“There is nothing as good as peace; the same way, we should not allow division to come in between us. When leaders struggle for supremacy, it is a terrible thing because there is a place for everybody,” Umahi said.


The governor also donated 100 bags of rice, wrappers, two cows and money to the patients and health workers in the hospital.


The Commissioner for Health, Umezuruike, said that over 100 patients had been successfully managed at the health facility.


He thanked the state government for giving the health stakeholders the wherewithal to operate.

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