Measles Outbreak In Niger, Six Children Died

Measles Outbreak In Niger, Six Children Have Died
Measles Outbreak In Niger, Six Children Died

Six children have died in an outbreak of measles in Niger state this month just as the state government expends N154.2 million for the upgrading of rural hospitals to general.

The Commissioner of Health and Hospital Services, Dr Ibrahim Babaminin Sule, stated yesterday while addressing journalists that the Ministry has sent its team out to Bosso, Mokwa, and Chanchanga local government areas where the outbreaks were reported.

While saying that Mokwa recorded the highest number of deaths of three children he said the team sent out would embark on re-immunisation, treatment and routine immunisation to check further out breaks.

He explained that government had always provided avenue for immunization against the child killer diseases but some parents always disregard government warnings thereby leading to the outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner stated that the state would expend N154.2 million to upgrade Kutigi rural Hospital in Lavun local government area of the state to the status of a general Hospital.

Dr Sule stated that six contractors have already been identify to carry out the work and the state Public Procurement Board has issued certificate of no objection to the contracts.

He said that the work to be done for the upgrade included wall fencing , linking cover walk ways, access roads and drainages , renovation of the staff quarters as well as general water reticulation and electrification.
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