KANO SETS UP NINE COVID-19 SAMPLE COLLECTION CENTRES
The Kano State Government has set up nine COVID-19 sample collection centres to facilitate the detection and management of the pandemic.
Eight of the centres were set up in the Kano Metropolis while one was established in Rano Local Government Area (LGA).
Dr Tijjani Hussaini, the Coordinator, COVID-19 Technical Response Team, made this announcement in an interview with newsmen in Kano today.
“Ten more sample collection centres will soon be put in place, bringing the number to 19 in the State.
“We are also engaging voluntary mobilisers in the LGAs to enhance active case search at the grassroots.
‘‘The plan is to set up one sample collection centre in each of the 44 LGAs.
”The laboratories have a 650 test capacity per day while plans are underway to increase the capacity to between 1, 300 and 1, 500 per day.
“Some of the infection recorded among health workers is linked to lack of knowledge on how to protect themselves against infections.
“We have quickly turned around the tide and the health workers in isolation discharged,” Hussaini said.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) activated a new molecular laboratory in Kano yesterday.
Kano State has recorded 923 COVID-19 cases and 751 active cases.
Of the 923 cases, 134 discharges have been made and 38 deaths have been recorded.
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