The Federal Authorities has introduced plans to deploy ambulances in addition to a fact-finding committee to Kano State.
That is to determine the true extent of the impact of the COVID-19 within the state, in addition to to enhance the state’s efforts in combating the unfold of the illness.
The Minister for Well being, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Tuesday throughout the Presidential Process Power briefing on the COVID-19 in Abuja.
“I know his Excellency, the governor, to be someone who is very well interested in the health of his people and he will be receiving a high-power, a nine-man delegation sent to Kano, by the Federal Ministry of Health today on a fact-finding mission and also to offer support to the COVID-19 response in Kano,” the minister mentioned.
This comes amidst reviews of a number of deaths within the state because of the COVID-19.
However the state authorities has termed the reviews as faux information, insisting that lots of the deaths being reported aren’t attributed to the virus.
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Recent issues have been, nonetheless, raised final week, after testing got here to a halt within the state, because of inadequate testing kits.
The variety of infections within the state has now risen to 77, whereas three individuals are mentioned to have died from the virus.
Fortunately, the Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC) introduced within the early hours of as we speak that testing has now resumed within the state.
“Thanks to incredible efforts of a joint Team from & our partners, the #COVID-19 lab at AKTH, Kano is back up & testing has resumed at the 2nd lab at Bayero University Kano will be activated tomorrow, not where we want to be yet, but will #keeppushing”, the NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu tweeted.
To additionally assist that drive, the Minister for Well being, introduced that some ambulances could be despatched to the state.
“Ambulances are also to be deployed to Kano to support the state on the provision of emergency patient transportation services”.