By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has converted the sick Bay of the College of Nursing and Mid-wifery, Kafanchan to a temporary isolation Centre to help cushion the spread of Coronavirus in the region.
In a statement signed and issued to Journalists by the information officer of Jema’a LG, Simeon Sunday Dauda over the weekend, disclosed that efforts of the Local Government Council’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Team led by the council chairman, Hon Peter Danjuma Averik to have a corona virus isolation facility in the area has finally paid off.
The statement said that the 30-bed capacity temporary Covid-19 isolation facility in kafanchan would service the entire southern Kaduna area until the permanent site proposed at the Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa memorial Hospital, kafanchan is built.
The statement noted that the isolation center have started operations since last weekend, equipped with modern essential facilities like hospital beds, three Ambulances, oxygen facilities, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), among others and would be manned by four medical Doctors, pharmacists, Health environmental Scientists, Nurses among other critical personnel.
“Conducting the Jema’a Local Government chairman Hon Peter Danjuma Averik round the facility on Thursday, the Medical Director, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa memorial Hospital Kafanchan, Dr Samuel Kure said the isolation Center already has on admission two Corona virus patients from Zango kataf local government .
Dr Kure further explained that the isolation facility would only diagnose and manage Covid-19 patients while the test would still be conducted at the testing center in Kaduna.
Reacting to the development while inspecting the Center, the Council Chairman, Hon Peter Danjuma Averik thanked Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai and the State Task Force on COVID-19 led by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe for the initiative and said the isolation center would be instrumental in the fight against the spread of corona virus infection in southern Kaduna and the state in general.
Hon Averik again advised the people of Jema’a Local Government area, southern Kaduna and the state at large to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols.