Dr. Sani Malami, Bauchi State Commissioner for Health on Thursday said cholera outbreak recorded across the state in the last two months,had resulted in the death of no fewer than 54 persons.
Malami told journalists in Bauchi that the victims died at home because they were not taken to the hospital for medical attention.
He however said that the situation had been brought under control through the quick intervention of the state government.
“The number of deaths recorded in our facilities was five, but there were lot of deaths in the homes because people refused to take their relations to the hospitals.
“From our record, about 54 people have died in their homes. This was because people do not heed to medical advice to take their sick ones to the hospital, “he said.
The commissioner however said that proactive measures had been put in place to prevent future occurrence, especially in the aspect of awareness campaign.