Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris says alleged death of two people from Meningitis in the metropolis is untrue.
The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control had on April 7, released statistics which claimed that CRM killed two people in the state.
A statement by the Director, Public Affairs in the Ministry, Mrs. Adeola Salako quoted the commissioner as saying that the report was false and capable of causing undue panic.
The commissioner said that a Disease Surveillance Notification Officer in the Lagos Island Local Government had reported nine suspected cases of Meningitis from Massey Street Children Hospital with two deaths.
He said, however, that none of these was confirmed as due to csm.
Meanwhile, Zamfara State Government has said that children are the worst hit in the outbreak of meningitis in the state as hospitals and health care centres struggle to keep up with the rising number of cases.
In Gusau, the state capital, several patients, especially children, lay on bare floor outside the hospital wards, which have run out of bed-spaces.
Several health workers said the primary health centres were overwhelmed from the outbreak, noting that the lack of facilities and shortage of medical personnel to handle the outbreak has compounded the problems.