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Cholera outbreak hits Kirikiri prison


The Lagos State government has announced additional support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as it grapples with a cholera outbreak at Kirikiri prison.

Cholera outbreak hits Kirikiri prison

During a recent update on the cholera outbreak in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi highlighted the successful implementation of urgent medical and environmental intervention measures.

“We were able to supply Kirikiri medium prison with intravenous fluids, infection prevention, and other health consumables.

“Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 10,000 doses of pharmaceuticals which have been delivered to the prison to support prison health facilities with prevention strategies for about 3,200 inmates if required.

“Immediate water and sanitation issues have been corrected, and there is ongoing inspections of other correctional facilities in the state,” the commissioner said.

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