Kano Covid-19 Task Force harps on early testing, treatment

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

The Coordinator of Kano COVID-19 Task Force Committee, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, on Friday, decried the non-compliance of some suspected Covid-19 cases who have refused to reveal their health status for testing and treatment.

Dr. Tijjani who stated this at a media briefing said the Task Force was confronted with the challenge of getting some suspected cases to go for testing and treatment during contact tracing.

According to him, some of the suspected cases outrightly deny contacts with infected persons or refuse to divulge information on the real status of their health.

On his part, the leader of the Ministerial Technical Team on Covid-19, Dr. Sani Gwarzo, commended the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for his resoluteness in fighting COVID-19.

Dr. Gwarzo who said he was impressed over Ganduje’s daily and consistent participation in all programmes and activities laid down to combat Covid-19, urged other state governors to borrow a leaf from Ganduje.

The leader of the Ministerial Technical Team also expressed appreciation to Ganduje for putting in place all the required facilities needed to confront the disease.

He added that, “we are impressed over the number of people being discharged from Kano Isolation Centres in Kano. The level of awareness has also made people to willingly come forward for testing. This is very encouraging and we are happy with the way Kano is handling issues as regards to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Also speaking, the chairman of Kano Task Force on Covid-19, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who is the Deputy Governor of the state reminded the people that testing positive to Covid-19 is not a death sentence.

He pointed out that what remains important is for people to strictly adhere to instructions given by health professionals on how best to prevent the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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