"No Death" Recorded During Flood In Akwa Ibom State

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bassey Antai, speaking in Uyo on Thursday during the visit of the South-South Ministerial Task Force Committee on Post Flood Assessment, said though five primary and one secondary health facilities and 2,504 households were affected by the floods, no death was recorded.

He said, "In terms of casualty, it was not as bad as we had in other states. From the health perspective, we had displacement, we had some mobility, but we did not record any death."

According to him, health problems like malaria, diarrhea, upper respiratory diseases and proper nutrition, especially for children, were some of the challenges the ministry encountered among the flood victims.

Antai said the state recorded flooding in 12 communities in Itu, Uyo and, Uruan local government areas.

The Akwa Ibom State Government says it cannot quantify the amount it has spent on tackling the health problems arising from the impact of the flood on its citizens.

 

 

 

 

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