10 Killed, 500 Hospitalised After Drinking Expired Juice in Kano, Cross River, Lagos Warn Residents
Not fewer than 10 persons have died while 500 were hospitalized in Kano state after drinking expired citric powdered drinks.
The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa confirmed the incident on Thursday.
Tsanyawa disclosed that among the hospitalized, 50 of them are undergoing kidney-related treatment due to the complications that arose from consumption of the killer drinks.
Aminu, who spoke in a video which was made available to journalists in Kano State on Thursday, explained that the affected persons were undergoing treatments in government hospitals.
He then cautioned people in the state on the consumption of juice during the Ramadan period, to avoid catastrophic consequences.
In the one minute, twenty one second video message, Tsanmaya said, “As you are aware, the Ministry of Health had in the recent past announced the outbreak of a strange disease traceable to the consumption of substandard juices.
“The consumption of these fake or substandard products has telling effects on the kidney, and vital organs of the body.”
It was gathered that the Consumer Protection Council has been investigating the incident, carrying out research in Kano Markets and making seizures.
It was learnt that the batches of some of the products show that the drinks had expired over a year ago.
Meanwhile, governors of Lagos State and Cross River State have warned residents to be careful as the killer juice comtinue to spread.
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