Meningitis kills 10 in Sokoto State

Despite efforts by the federal government to end the outbreak of Meningitis across the country.10 persons have been confirmed dead in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State in the last few weeks, its Chairman, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, had said.

Shagari said on Tuesday that the deaths were recorded out of the several cases that are being treated across the local government”.

“Happily, however, the epidemic had been brought under control in the area, just like in many other parts of the state,” he added.

Shagari also commended the state government for donating assorted drugs and medicament worth over N2m to the local government.

The chairman said the drugs had helped tremendously in combating the menace, saying “they were distributed to all the health facilities in the area.

“All the victims were treated free with the drugs and this was a formidable factor in combating the epidemic.

“I must particularly commend the Health Commissioner, Dr Balarabe Kakale, for his swift response to the outbreak of the epidemic across the state”.

( NAN)