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Cholera: Delta Government to Commence Inspection of Table Water Factories

By Giovanni Emephia

The Delta State Government is to commence the inspection and monitoring of premises of producers of table water in the state as part of concerted efforts to ensure that they adhere to laid down regulation on hygiene and quality control.

This is contained in a statement by the State Director of Public Communication, Mrs. Theresa Oliko, in Asaba.

The statement indicates that the exercise became necessary in the light of the outbreak and prevalence of cholera in different parts of the country.

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The statement directs producers of Table water in the state to avail the visiting inspection teams from the Delta State Environmental Protection Agency, DELSEPA, valid Environmental Audit Report, EAR, as well as verifiable water analysis result, stressing that failure to comply would attract adequate sanctions.

Recall that the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Jide Idris had on Monday announced that “as of June 24, 2024, 1528 suspected cases and 53 deaths have been recorded across 31 states and 107 Local Government Areas, with a fatality rate of 3.5 per cent since the beginning of the year.”

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According to Idris, “These fatalities are not just statistics, but a significant loss of a loved family member, a spouse, a parent…”

The Delta State Government is taking this step in order to ensure that producers of table water do so in a hygienic operating environment to avoid the risk of a cholera outbreak in the state.

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