The Kaduna State Government has converted the sick Bay of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, kafanchan to a temporary isolation Center for Corona Virus patients.
The Center has a 30-bed capacity and is established to service the entire Southern Kaduna region before the permanent site proposed at the Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa memorial Hospital, kafanchan is established.
The isolation center which started operations last weekend is equipped with modern essential facilities like Hospital Beds, three Ambulances equipped with 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.”
Adding, “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 Chairman Jema’a Local Government area 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 like wearing of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap, Hand sanitisers, maintenance of social and physical distancing and avoid needless travels and gatherings amongst others in order to stay safe of the dreaded Covid-19 infection.