Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has confirmed that two suspected cases of Coronavirus has so far been tested negative after diagnosis in the country.
Mr Ehanire disclosed this, while declaring open, a two-day, Kano State Primary Health Summit, held at Government House, Kano state on Wednesday.
The minister affirmed that the country is fortified with three well-equipped centres to diagnose the deadly disease and other viral infections, adding that an emergency ambulance would soon be launched in Abuja.
He explained that the Federal Government has already provided adequate mechanisms at all entry points in the country to screen all incoming passengers to ascertain their health status in order to prevent possible carriers from gaining entrance into the country.
Also, at the occasion, the minister said the Federal Government has awarded Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje the Nigeria’s champion of primary healthcare delivery.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Ganduje is the second person to have received the award 27 years after.
Mr Enahire said the award was bestowed on Ganduje for his continued effort in the development of primary healthcare system in the state, in line with global best practice.
In his remarks, Mr Ganduje said: “This Summit heralds a milestone in the health sector, particularly primary healthcare delivery in Kano State. We all believe that the welfare of our people from the grassroots is another cornerstone.”
The governor added that his administration is pumping enough resources towards achieving effective and efficient primary healthcare delivery system in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that conducted Dr. Enahire and his entourage to the Cancer Centre which is under construction by the state government.