Three pupils have lost their lives while 27 others were hospitalised after a Cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic school, Madaki, in Gombe.
The Commissioner of Health in Gombe State Dr Kennedy Ishaya, during an inspection visit to Madaki Primary Health Care facility where the victims are hospitalized disclosed 30 children from Tsangaya Islamic school had contracted the disease out of which three had died within three days.
He added that 12 pupils were still receiving treatment at the facility, while 15 others have been treated and rejected.
The Commissioner admonished that any case of Cholera should be reported promptly to the nearest health facility as the government has stocked all health facilities in Gombe with sufficient drugs.
Ishaya admonished health workers to take the right and necessary step to ensuring that they do not contract the disease.
“Make sure you observe Nightingale principles; no chewing of kola or chewing gum during working hours.
“Come to the hospital with two pairs of clothing. When going home, drop the one you worked with and wear another one ,’’ he said.
He also appealed to Muslim faithful performing ablution to make sure they used water from good source to avoid contamination.