A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health has been dispatched to Kano on a fact-finding mission, the Federal Government has said.
Speaking during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Covid -19 Control, Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire noted the measures will support the efforts of the state in containing the spread of the pandemic.
He stated that, “There is national concern about the sharp increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Kano concentrated in seven municipal council areas and also about certain so-called “unexplained” deaths.
“The authorities have explained that the latter were not out of the ordinary. His Excellency the Governor of Kano is well known for his interest in the good health of the people and will receive a high-powered nine-man delegation sent to Kano by the FMoH on a fact-finding mission and to offer support to the COVID-19 response in Kano.
“The multidisciplinary technical experts will assess the needs and the design for on-site capacity building for state teams and advise on the state response and preparedness plan. Ambulances are also to be deployed urgently to Kano to support the State on the provision of emergency patient transport services, as the State goes on lockdown. These steps will support the efforts of Kano State.”