According to reports, the Osun State government has denied the outbreak of meningitis in the state.
The Permanent Secretary for the Hospital Management Board, Segun Aduroja, in a telephone interview said no single case of meningitis has been recorded in the 57 health facilities across the state.
He said, “The media report of outbreak of meningitis in the state not correct. It is quite noticeable in the north and where weather is regularly hot. The disease is present in an environment where there is so much heat. And now that rain is falling and the weather is relatively cool meningitis cannot thrive.
“As I am talking to you, there is no report of the disease in the state. There are 57 health facilities, including state hospitals and comprehensive health centres across the state. None of them had a record of meningitis.”