The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has called on Kano State Government to redouble its efforts in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
National President of the NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile, made the call when he led the team of all health professional associations to a solidarity visit to the state on Wednesday.
According to Mr Faduyile, although the state’s response to the pandemic is commendable, it is not up to the desired level.
Mr Faduyile, therefore, charged the state government to continue to do the needful to stamp out the killer-disease in the state.
“We have seen improvement in terms in response to fight coronavirus in Kano. We have seen an improvement on what we have thought was a bad situation. The truth about it is that it started from a low level.
“There is a lot of improvement, however, not to our desired level. But, we are happy that the government is putting more effort to do the needful,” he said.
The president disclosed that the team was in the state to show solidarity to the frontine health workers, the government and the people of the state, especially as it is the second worst-hit state in the country.
“We are in Kano in solidarity with our members, to show concern to the people of Kano, especially that COVID-19 has come powerful in the state.
“We need to show them that we are with them and boost the morale of our members who are relatively being stretched beyond limit,” he said.
Mr Faduyile also appealed to the state government to provide more Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, for the safety of the frontline health workers.
Earlier the team lead, Ministerial Task Team on COVID-19 in Kano, Dr sani Gwarzo said a lot had been achieved in the fight against the pandemic in Kano.
He explained that since the arrival of his team to the state, the medical workers had been collaborating with the state Committee on COVID-19, headed by the state deputy governor,.
He disclosed that the state has over 80 rapid response vehicles aimed at reaching out to patients as at when due and other logistics operations.