Kano State is fast becoming one of the epicentres for the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria, given the recent surge in the number of confirmed cases in the state.
The Coalition of Private Sector Organisations Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) in collaboration with the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has delivered a 66-bed isolation centre to the Kano State Government, to help strengthen the fight against Covid-19.
The facility, Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital, which was established in 2008, was renovated and equipped by ADF and other private organisations.
Presenting the facility to the Kano State Government, the representative of ADF, Alhaji Abdeel Qadir Sidi, said the renovation was made with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the facility meets required standards.
He added that the project which was a collaboration with CACOVID ensured the facility was fitted with ventilators, monitors, oxygen tanks, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other required equipment for managing Covid-19 patients.
The coalition which consisted of 107 donors raised over ₦25.8 billion to fund their support across the country with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in his remarks commended the support of the donors while also stating the need for citizens to stay at home as a key factor to the mitigation of community transmission of Covid-19.
Source: This Day
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