18 Nurses in Kano state have been confirmed to have tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Kano state chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, identified as Ibrahim Mohammed, who made this known to journalists on Wednesday, May 6, said 86 samples of nurses were taken and results of 18 have shown that they tested positive.
Ibrahim Muhammad further explained that 9 out of the 18 nurses in Kano state who contracted the virus are from National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala, 7 of them from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and 2 from state hospitals.
The chairman of NANA appealed to the government to provide health professionals with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.
Meanwhile, the Kano chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association yesterday confirmed that 34 of their members tested positive to COVID-19 in Kano.
Recall that Smnaija earlier reported that Governor of Kano State, Ganduje expressed his fears over the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state.
Governor Ganduje said;
“There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation. When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking about.
“We then lodged our complaint to President Muhammadu Buhari, who ordered for the establishment of a Testing Centre at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, which after take-off was shut down for some days if not weeks. That was what escalated the transmission of the disease up to community transmission.
“But with the coming back of the AKTH Testing Centre and the addition of Bayero University, Kano that has the capacity of testing about 200 samples per day now, with the coming of Dangote Mobile Testing Centre of 400 samples capacity, we are making headway in facing the crisis squarely.”