An expired citric acid powder drink has killed 10 people and sent about 400 people to the hospital in Kano State, the state Commissioner of Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said on Thursday.
According to Tsanyawa, who made the confirmation during a video conference, disclosed that among those hospitalised are 50 patients undergoing kidney-related treatment because of complications arising from the consumption of the killer drinks.
He also explained that the affected persons were being treated in government hospitals, while cautioning residents on the consumption of juice and other expired drinks during the Ramadan period to avoid catastrophic consequences.
“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 have telling effects on the kidney, and vital organs of the body.”