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COVID-19:KATSINA ORGANIZES RETREAT

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By Our Correspondent

Katsina State Government said it has mobilised enormous resources in the fight against the covid 19 pandemic.

The state Deputy Governor Mannir yakubu who is also the chairman emergency response committee on covid 19 in katsina State said this at a retreat to review the katsina State covid 19 response and incident action plan on the second wave organised by the ministry of health katsina State.

Mannir yakubu further explain that the resources were utilised to establish a 160 bed isolation centers in each of the IDP and NYSC camp, 2 ward in General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital (GARSH) with 30 bed capacity.

Yakubu said another isolation center will also be equipped in General Hospital Daura with 18 -bed capacity.

He said Drugs were also procured for managing the covid 19 cases.

Mannir yakubu explained that various sensitization campaign was conducted to ensure that all the people of the state were fully informed on the dangers of the disease and compliance to non pharmaceutical ways of preventing the spread of the virus.

He noted that health care workers were trained in case management, surveillance and infection presentation control of the disease

Mannir yakubu said with the obvious second wave of covid 19 being witnessed across the globe, the review of the IAP and response activities will greatly assist in identifying the success recorded so far, the challenges being faced and the way forward towards mitigating the effect of the pendamic

He charged the stake holders to reposition themselves to tackle the impending second wave of the covid 19 in the state..

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