According to an alleged report in the comment section of our Food Matters Forum last week, it was revealed that some cleaners are collecting empty water bottles used by patients in hospitals. Unfortunately, it was discovered that some patients with contagious diseases like tuberculosis, Hepatitis A&B, Measles, etc. were salivating and urinating into these bottles. These contaminated bottles are being sold to people who make drinks like zobo, tiger nut drinks, and kunu. This poses a serious health risk to consumers, as they may contract life-threatening diseases from these contaminated drinks. Everyone needs to be cautious and informed about the source of the bottled drinks they purchase, including bottled groundnut.
Corrective Action Call:
In hospitals, everyone should learn how to prevent infections. But in Nigeria, many hospitals don’t do this. We need to follow infection control to save lives in hospitals. Outside hospitals, Environmental Health Officers are crucial to stop this problem. We must make strict rules for waste disposal. Politics and policies also matter. But the most important thing is to educate the public about health.
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