The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced several measures to control the outbreak and spread of Cholera in Abuja, and to provide the highest level of care to those affected by the disease.
The measures, which were contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Media, Malam Abubakar Sani, with effect from May 2021 include, the formation of Cholera Emergency Operation Centres and appointment of an Incidence Manager and other relevant medical personnel along with Stakeholders from the FCT Water Board, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Rural Water and Sanitation Agency [RUWASA) etc, who are also in the team.
Others, according to Abubakar Sani, are the prepositioning of Drugs and Consumables for the free treatment of all identified cases in both Secondary and Primary Care Facilities, provision of free portable water through water tankers from the FCT Water Board to all affected and communities as well as training and Sensitization of Health Care Providers in both Secondary and Primary Healthcare facilities including some private ones.
Community Sensitization on causes and means of treating and prevention of Cholera is also part of the measures, even as the minister’s media aide said that all communities that have outbreak are being visited and monitored by relevant medical personnel and other stakeholders.
There are also the sensitization of the General Public through the media on all issues concerning the Cholera Outbreak and preventive measures, high level engagement of all the Six  Area Councils Chairmen, Religious and Traditional Leaders in the Six  Area Councils.
Abubakar Sani said that continuous surveillance on communities with suspected cases are being conducted in all the communities in the six Area councils of the FCT to confirm the prevalence of Cholera.
“As at 8th July, 2021, the FCT has recorded Five hundred and fourteen (514) suspected cases. Out of this number, Eight  laboratory investigations were confirmed to be Cholera.
“The FCT Administration is also working very closely with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on all the important interventions to end the scourge of the disease in the Territory.”