By Ibrahim Shuaibu
Kano State Government is converting some facilities into isolation centres as part of efforts aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 disclosed this when he paid a visit to the facilities yesterday
The facilities are the Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital,Murtala Muhammed Library Complex, Hospitality and Tourism Institute formerly Daula Hotel, Sports Institute at Karfi and the Nigerian Air Force Hospital in Kano.
According to the Deputy Governor, despite having three isolation centres at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Kwanar Dawaki Hospital and Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Government was converting the facilities with a view to curbing the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
He added that the conversion of the Hospitality and Tourism Institute formerly Daula Hotel to an isolation centre with an estimated 50-bed capacity starts immediately tomorrow (Saturday) followed with 80-bed at Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital on Monday respectively.
“The Isolation Centre at Murtala Muhammad Library Complex is expected to accommodate over 200 beds and also an estimated 300 beds will be provided at Karfi Sports Institute.
“While 20 rooms are to be converted into an isolation centre at the Nigerian Air Force Hospital he explained.”
The Deputy Governor then assured the people that the state government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was taking all measures to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease, therefore he implored them to always remember that COVID-19 is transmittable. Thus, they should always adhere to the advice given by the Medical Experts.