Lassa fever under control in Kano
Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa has announced that the state government is controlling the spread of Lassa fever and will not relent on the efforts and strategies until it is brought under control.
The commissioner announced this recently while receiving a humanitarian gesture from a philanthropist, Malan Hassan Hajaik, an independent business man in the state, as part of his support to the state government, especially on the fight against the Lassa fever.
Dr. Tsanyawa, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Binta Umar Bala, said the state government, under the present administration, would continue to collaborate with corporate associations or individuals that have a direct bearing to the well being of its citizenry in that direction.
He further said the government has no any demarcation working with Non Government Organizations, groups or any other philanthropists that have the vision and mission to complement government efforts toward boosting the socio-economic standard of its teeming populace.
He expressed appreciation for the gesture, pledging to judiciously utilise the commodities for the purpose it was given.
He also urged other well-to-do in the society, private firms and non governmental organizations to emulate Hajaik’s gesture.
Some of the commodities donated to the state included soaps, face masks, sponges, hand gloves, safety boots, augmenting syrup and hand sanitizers among others.
Earlier, in his remark, Hajaik had said that the gesture was in consideration of the state government commitment to curve the menace of the deadly disease in the state within a short period of time, looking at the cosmopolitan nature of the state, commending the workers for their zeal in this direction, says Ismail Garba Gwammaja, the spokesman of the ministry.