A coalition of Nigerian private sector leaders under the umbrella of Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, has donated an isolation center worth N200 million to Kano State Government.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the facility, formerly Abubakar Imam Urology Center, was renovated and remodeled by the group to contain 66 beds and other state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Speaking during the handing-over ceremony Monday, the representative of the coalition, Abdulkadir Sidi, disclosed that the group had spent N200 million for the conversion of the hospital to isolation center.
Mr Sidi added that the gesture was in addition to the newly established 300-bed isolation center at Sani Abacha Stadium, which would soon be handed over to the state government.
“The coalition has spent over N200 million in renovating, remodeling and equipping the Abubakar Imam Isolation centre in Kano which is dilapidated, as part of the CACOVID complementing efforts of the Nigerian Governments at different level to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Kano state and the country at large.
In his remarks, the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the facility would help the state in enhancing its response to COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor said the facility is the 6th in the state, adding that recreation center in the facility would enable patients to “relax and catch fun”.
“This has brought us hope so that we shall succeed in the war against Coronavirus. But this will not be achieved unless the people cooperate by following the protocols for prevention against COVID-19,” he said.
The governor, therefore, thanked Mr Dangote, CACOVID and Chairman of BUA Group of Companies, Abdussamad Isyaku-Rabiu, for their commitment towards supporting the state government to combat the virus.