Health Workers At AKTH In Dire Need Of PPE, Says BUK VC

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

The Chairman of Kano State COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee and Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Pof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello on Saturday lamented the non-availability of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

According to him, the hospitals has lately been recording high rate of patients with serious ailments of which there are suspicion by medical practitioners that their ailment could be COVID-19 related.

The Vice Chancellor hinted that health workers at the Teaching Hospital are in dire need of PPE.

Prof. Bello while giving update of the Committee’s activities during a Press Briefing organized by the Kano COVID-19 Task Force Committee said Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has flagged off distribution of palliatives to eight Local Government Areas under the Kano Emirate Council.

According to him, the Committee will commence distribution of palliatives to the most needy and vulnerable people in Bichi Emirate Council by Monday, while that of other Emirates will follow suit.

He also hinted that the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje received donations of Ambullance, Personal Protection Equipments and other items from NNPC through the Minister of State for Petroleum.

According to him, BUK has concluded plans to establish a testing centre in the University, a project which he said would be ready in 10 days.

He said the N50 million BUK testing centre will have the capacity of testing 180 persons per day, adding that already, over 1500 testing kits has been ordered by the University.

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