Covid 19: KNSG hails USAID for upgrading EOC
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
The provision of public Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Covid-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Kano metropolis has been identified as a welcome development in the fight against disease in the state.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, made the remarks at the commissioning of the centre upgraded by USAID in collaboration with the state government held yesterday through visual conference.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, described the significance of the provision of the centre in the crusade against covid-19 pandemic in the state.
He explained that the present administration was committed to curtailing the spread of the disease, saying that: “…since the first confirmed case in the state on April 10, 2020, the state government continued to advance public health measures, leveraging on expert and NCDC guidelines as well as constituting task force committee for such challenges.”
The governor also explained that the Task -Force Committee was set up under the chairmanship of his deputy aimed at ensuring accountability and improving coordination on Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
He further said that the isolation centres with trained health personnel has been provided to manage the spread of the infectious disease.
Dr. Ganduje therefore appreciated the effort of the US government under the office of its Ambassador for their continuous support to the people of the state through various public health interventions, especially the recent upgrading of the centre and other public health emergencies.
He then urged the operators of the centre to be dedicated to their duty in the interest of all.
On her part, the US Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard said her home country is a partner in progress with the state government not only in fighting Covid-19, but all infectious diseases in the state.
She therefore acknowledged the tremendous contributions of the state government in fighting the spread of the disease, hoping that the tempo would be sustained.