Medicine

Kano discharges three COVID-19 patients

Three patients have been discharged from Kano State Isolation Centres.

Briefing the media, the Coordinator Technical Team of Kano COVID-19 Task Force Committee, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini said the patients were discharged as they tested negative twice to the disease, which is usually done within the span of 48 hours. 

More negative results expected
“With the three testing centers in the state now in use more attention will be given to testing those in isolation and I believe that more will soon test negative,”
Dr. Tijjani stated.

He said the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Kano is put at 365 and over 400people are being followed for contact tracing.

Dr. Tijjani explained that the team got public alert calls amounting to 1,332 as at Monday while they have collected 332 samples.

He gave a breakdown of how the samples collected were dispatched for testing; 

“We have sent 182 to Abuja, 60 to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and 71 to BUK test centre.”

Additional centres
According to him, plans have been concluded to establish four additional Isolation Centres in Kano, describing the move as a huge success.

“We face the challenge of encountering resistance and non-disclosure of information from the public. We also face the challenge of stigmatisation of COVID-19 patients,” Dr Tijjani explained.

He urged Kano residents to observe food health etiquette, wash and sanitise their hands regularly, maintain social distancing, wear face mask, adding that such steps will greatly reduced the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Source: Voice of Nigeria