Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State Governor on Sunday converted Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital located at Giginyu in Kano metropolis to an isolation centre.
Ganduje said that the additional centre was to complement that of Kwanar Dawaki isolation centre, following the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state.
A statement by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the Special Adviser Media to the governor said the centre would be dedicated for the treatment of people that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the State.
Tanko Yakasai explained that the category of people that will be accommodated at the hospital are confirmed positive cases that have mild or no symptoms at all.
He revealed that the facility would have 100 beds and kitted with other necessary equipment for the treatment of patients.
Yakasai disclosed that “normal health services in the hospital have been suspended within the premises, and the general public is advised to visit Khalifa Sheikh Isiaka Rabiu Hospital at Zoo Road or any other facility in the State for medical care.”
The proactive steps were coming against the backdrop of rising cases of the pandemic in the state.
Last Saturday, the Kano State Ministry for Health confirmed ten new cases of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health on its verified Twitter handle announced that “COVID19KN Update as at 18th April 2020, 10 New #COVID19 Cases Confirmed. Total Confirmed Cases in @KanostateNg is 37. 1 #COVID19 death was recorded.