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Kano deaths not related to COVID-19, says CMD

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 The Chief Medical Director of Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital in Kano State, Dr. Mustapha Hikima has said that there is no cause for alarm over the unusual number of deaths recorded in the state in the past few days.

Kano deaths not related to COVID-19, says CMD 

 

The Chief Medical Director of Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital in Kano State, Dr. Mustapha Hikima has said that there is no cause for alarm over the unusual number of deaths recorded in the state in the past few days.

 

Dr. Hikima, who was speaking to PlatinumPost said initially, medical practitioners in the state had speculated that the situation was as a result of paralysed medical services at hospitals occasioned by the outbreak of coronavirus in the state.

However, Dr. Hikima revealed that the state’s Ministry of Health had conducted a survey to that effect between April 13 and 19 to see the pattern of deaths in the state.

 

He added that after the quick survey, the result had shown that there is no significant increase in the rate of death recorded in the state.

 

According to him, the cemeteries taken as samples in the survey by the ministry were Dala, Fagge, Gwale, Kano Municipal, Nassarawa and Tarauni as they are densely populated areas in the state, revealing that the result did not show significant increase in the number of death recorded normally in the state.

 

He appealed to residents to be calm as the death incidences were not in anyway COVID-19-related, adding that the ministry would soon come up with an enlightenment programmes in that regard.

 

According to him, the ministry is yet to ascertain the actual causes of the deaths, only that sometime in a season like this,  there is a surge in number of deaths in the state occasioned by the outbreak of some diseases such as malaria.

 

He added that as the hot season set in, people would be having flu and catarrh as a result of change of whether, noting that the medical personnel are now afraid to give the patients needed attention for fear of coronavirus.

 

He said: “We don’t have the baseline information, but considering the high population size of Kano, the increase in the deaths is not significant.

 

”We should also take the time of the occurrence of the deaths into consideration. The time happens occasionally. So it is subjective to judge when a case happens within just three days.

 

“To me, this is not a serious problem because it happens sometimes. So, I appeal to people to be calm,” he advised.

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