The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the appeal during a late evening COVID-19 press briefing held at the Government House, where he reminded authorities that the testing of samples is the backbone of the curative aspect in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease.
Ganduje, who described the situation as serious, stated that “our testing centre at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has been down for some time and we know that the Presidential Centre has been doing all its best trying hard in order in to bring it back to operation. But this is causing a lot of problem to the people of Kano State. We ask the Federal Government to quicken and put this testing centre in order.”
Ganduje, who called on federal authorities for financial assistance, said the state will soon commence the second phase of distribution of palliatives targeting 50,000 households, estimated to cost over N600 million.