Former govt secretary of the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf has accused the governor of Kano State, Dr. Umar Ganduje has unfold the Coronavirus in all northern states, warning that what’s presently occurring in Kano may hit the entire of Africa.
In an interview with Saturday Solar, he categorically talked about that if no pressing measures are taken to cease the demise toll, the top of Nigeria has began in Kano “as a result of if Kano goes down, all of Nigeria will go along with him, and l ‘Africa’.
The professor of hematology-oncology and bone marrow transplantation laments that whereas a whole bunch die daily unresolved in Kano, Governor Ganduje continues to disclaim demise and on the identical time calls for N15 billion from the Federal Authorities.
His phrases, “I’ve executed my job, which is to let the world know that Kano was falling; that COVID-19 is killing a whole bunch of individuals in that state … Nigeria is in bother; Kano is in bother in the event you care it’s not taken, Kano will kill us all Nigeria and Nigerians will get up to the fact that Kano will carry down all of Africa.
“Persons are dying, cemeteries are filling up; in each home there’s somebody who’s sick now. 4 individuals, three professors on the college and my pal, who’s a former vicar, died yesterday (Monday). hospitals are closed. ”and the one educating hospital, there isn’t any capability, no hand gloves. They solely inform the president lies. ”
Yusuf, who accused the Kano governor of taking “very inconsiderate motion” within the midst of the pandemic, mentioned: “Because of his negligence, Governor Ganduje can be exporting COVID-19 to the neighboring states of Katsina and Jigawa. repatriating a whole bunch of Almajiris which are more likely to be contaminated with COVID-19 of their states of origin.
“The Kano governor planted a crown virus everywhere in the Northwest and Northeast. Already, these he deported to Kastina, Kaduna, Gombe are all optimistic.”
Talking about find out how to resolve the dire state of affairs, the previous NHIS chief mentioned: “To start with, there needs to be an instantaneous and forceful federal presence in Kano. Subsequent, the presidential Process Power ought to transfer to Kano and makes it their new working theater that stories to the Third, individuals should be instantly supplied with meals to permit a humane however tight utility of the whole block, which stays the one technique to break the unfold of the virus.
“Once more, the president ought to tackle the nation on these deaths with particular plans on what the FGN will do. The NCDC laboratory in Kano needs to be instantly opened with elevated take a look at capability. Well being employees needs to be instantly supplied with DPI. .Hospitals want medicine, consumables, ICU areas, and ventilators All deaths and infections from COVID-19 should be correctly recorded.
“Swabs needs to be taken for COVID-19 testing by all corpses to permit correct mapping of virus unfold and phone safety. Recruit an Military of contact trackers from native nurses and well being extension employees. (CHEWS) to assist monitor contacts. Have interaction conventional, spiritual and neighborhood leaders. Lastly, arrange an aggressive public training marketing campaign. “