Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, Kano Commissioner for Health, on Thursday revealed that no fewer than 10 persons have died, while 400 are on admission following complications that arose from consumption of killer drinks.
Tsanyawa in a video message that was made available to newsmen in Kano explained that over 50 persons are currently undergoing kidney-related treatment in government hospitals.
Aminu Tsanyawa cautioned residents on the consumption of juices during this auspicious time of Ramadan to avoid catastrophic consequences.
Tsanyawa in the one minutes twenty-one second’s video said ” As you are aware, the Ministry of Health had in the recent past announced the outbreak of strange disease traceable to the consumption of substandard juices.
He said: “The consumption of this fake and substandard product has telling effects on the kidney and vital organs of the body.”
The Commissioner cautioned “due to excessive heat that coincide with Ramadan, there are possibilities of urge for high patronage of juices, and want to use this opportunity to cautioned residents to be on the watch out.”
Kano had over the past couple of weeks have been battling with the outbreak of a strange disease that further stretched the Health challenges of the bubbling state.
Thursday update by the Commissioner for Health came on the heels of a major breakthrough by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) arrest of suspects behind the Kano killer drinks.
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had last week explained that it found out that the chemical added to the killer flavoured drink that led to the death of three persons earlier in the state contained ‘Hyroxylamine,’ used for terrorism.
The Regulatory Agency said all the merchants of the deadly chemicals and additives had been apprehended while further investigation continued.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, had in a statement last week that was signed by NAFDAC’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, warned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks to enhance the taste.