By Abubakar Salihi Bello
As part of the stringent measures taken against the return of COVID-19 pandemic, in its second wave, Kano State government has provided 2000 Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and 100,000 face masks to private hospitals in the state.
This was disclosed by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje during a Stakeholders Sensitisation Meeting as part of the series of meetings, with proprietors of private hospitals in the state, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, today.
“We are providing you with this 2,000 PPEs and 100,000 face masks so that you can take good care of your frontline health workers who always see patients day in day out,” he said.
He added that, those patients asking for face masks when they visit those facilities could easily be provided with, emphasising that, “Your frontline health workers are extremely important to all of us. So their personal protection means a lot to all of us.”
The governor explained l that, the relationship between the state government and the private health facilities in the state is symbiosis not parasitic. “We just have to work together. We enjoy your cooperation and we enjoy working with you,” he appreciated.
While asking them to help government in promoting compliance with the protocols, as it relates to use of face mask, hand washing, social distancing and use of sanitizer, Governor Ganduje hinted that, “Very soon we are coming up with Mobile Courts to help in enforcing the use of face mask in the state.”
“There could be public outcry, but public outcry cannot stop serious government from serving her people. We will not be diverted from what is good for our people. This collaboration will continue between us, ” he stated.