Coronavirus: 3,000 Healthcare Workers To Be Deployed To Kano State

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has announced the redeployment of 3,000 healthcare workers to Kano State to combat the coronavirus.

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Kano State, with a total of 311 cases follows Lagos - which has the highest number of cases - as the state with the second highest number of cases in the country.

Boss, speaking at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing said that the healthcare workers are being deployed to the state by the United Nations via the World Health Organization (WHO).

He said, “I wish to inform you that our response to the situation in Kano state is producing expected outcomes since testing was ramped up.

“The state task force in collaboration with our team have also expanded contact tracing and isolation.

A lot of emphases are being placed on the training of different categories of manpower – medical, nursing, cleaners, etc, the building of capacity for coordination and care management and supply chain. We are also putting together a structure from the presidential task force team to provide support on a full-time basis.

“The United Nations system coordinated by the World Health Organisation is also putting together a search team and repurposing 3,000 community informants from the Primary Healthcare in Kano State to strengthen the coordination of COVID-19 at state and local government levels.

“Although the spike in numbers coming out of Kano is a bit worrisome, global trends showed that such indicates discovery of previously undetected cases and creates greater opportunities for detection and isolation, care and management.”


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