COVID-19: Kano has 200-bed centres, 20 ventilators
Kano State Government has assured that it will continue to take all necessary positive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Executive Secretary the State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Husaini disclosed this while shedding more lights on the level of preparedness of the state toward facing the challenges posed by the current pandemic.
According to him, Yargaya Isolation Centre was established during Ebola scourge, noting that the need for a bigger and sophisticated center to be used for COVID-19 made the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to direct for its immediate upgrading to a standard one.
The Executive Secretary added that the Kwanar Dawaki Medical Center, otherwise known as the Pfizer Hospital was recently refurbished and supplied with needed equipment for use as additional centre which has over 70 multi-function beds and ventilators to aid patients to breathe.
According to him, there are 14 ventilators at the centre some of which were inbuilt to some beds while additional 13 ventilators are provided in some ambulances.
Also commenting on the issue, Director General, Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS (KSACA), Dr. Sabitu Shu’aibu Shanono commended Governor Ganduje for demonstrating commitment to the current fight against the virus.
Dr. Shanono said that the procurement of 20 oxygen concentrators by the present administration and the general overhauling of all public ambulances are also commendable.
He further stated that quarantine areas which can accommodate not less than 200 patients at a time had also been provided and experienced health workers already deployed for any eventually, according to a statement made available to The Triumph from Musa Tanko Muhammad, the spokesperson of the board.