Covid-19: We are in a serious problem, we are not getting help from PTF – Ganduje

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Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has revealed that Kano is in serious problem considering the numerous deaths in the state and the suspension of operation at the Covid-19 testing center.

Speaking in an interview on BBC Hausa Service on Monday April 27, Ganduje added that the state wasn’t getting any support from the presidential task force on Covid-19 after series of complains that Kano needs more than one testing centre.


“We are in a serious problem. I can tell you the situation is really bad and scary. Because what we solely rely upon in fighting the disease is the testing centre, he said


“This laboratory suspended its operation five or six days ago. There is also a shortage of sample collection equipment. It is not a common equipment that you can go and buy in the market. Those whose samples were collected are still waiting to know their fate.


“The problem (is) with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Even its Director General was in Kano. He spent a night there, but we have not heard from him again. The minister (of health) too knows the laboratory is not working.


“There is serious problem. We have been complaining that Kano needs more than one testing centre, right from the beginning of this (pandemic).”

“Sincerely speaking, we are not getting deserved attention. If these equipment (testing centre) are under our control, we will do our best to make sure it works properly. But we are not getting the needed support and cooperation from from Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

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