The Rivers State Government disputes the cholera epidemic.

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The Rivers State Government has dismissed reports of an outbreak of cholera in Soku, a community in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Adaeze Oreh, while reacting to the reports making the rounds on Monday, said public health teams sent to investigate the outbreak and alleged cases of deaths confirmed that there is neither an outbreak, nor deaths as a result of cholera in Soku community.
Oreh stated that the ongoing medical outreach by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Soku community is in no way related to any outbreak of cholera.
The NDDC had claimed it commenced medical intervention in Soku community, following a reported cholera outbreak.
In her reaction, the Commissioner for Health noted that all health outreaches must be conducted with approval of and in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, and as such, no entity should be conducting outreaches outside the coordination of the ministry.

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