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Kano Government Introduces Home-Based Care Program To Curtail COVID-19 Pandemic

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As part of efforts to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic the Kano State COVID-19 taskforce technical Committee, has introduced a Home-based care program to reach out to people in difficult to reach areas. This was disclosed in a statement from the state Primary Health Care Management Board, signed by its Information Officer, Mr. Maikudi Marafa, on Saturday. According to the statement the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, who launched the program on Saturday, said that it was necessary to curtail the second wave of the pandemic.

The Commissioner emphasized that health personnel had been trained and equipped with motorcycles and medications to reach remote areas, in an effort to render home care health emergency services.

“Dr. Tsanyawa charged the health workers mandated with the task, to be more committed to the discharge of their assignment,” the statement said.

According to the State Coordinator of the Taskforce Committee, and the Executive Secretary State Primary Health care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussain, that the program would use community target sampling.

Hussaini also highlighted that the program was aimed at rendering emergency services to people in hard-to-reach communities of the state.

He commended the state government for its support to the task force committee, in its effort towards curtailing the pandemic in the state, as contained in the statement.

The statement further disclosed that Dr. Hussaini had appealed to the people in the state to provide all the necessary support and cooperation to the health personnel, to achieve the goals of the program.