ABUJA – Mr Samuel Ome, the Director, Water Quality in the Ministry of Water Resources, said on Tuesday that plans were under way to embark on surveillance of states recently affected by cholera outbreak.
“And in doing that ,we will carry out quality test of the water they drink and use it to know whether they conform with the regulations on the Nigerian standard for drinking water quality.’’ [eap_ad_2] Ome said that the team would also carry out advocacy programme on community-based water purification system storage and testing, to ensure good storage.
“Because infections come with storage also; so how often they clean and wash those storage facilities they have and also how to use simple test kit.
“And we will teach them how to treat their own water with chorine tablets and other household purification systems.”
He said that the team would extend its intervention strategy toward addressing poor sanitation and personal hygiene.
“So, we will look at sanitation using the Community-Led Total Sanitation approach as a model to raise advocacy on the promotion of open defecation free environment,’’ the director said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]