The efforts of Jema’a Local Government COVID-19 Rapid Response Team led by the council chairman, Hon Peter Danjuma Averik to have a corona virus isolation facility in the area has finally paid off as the 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 30-bed capacity temporary Covid-19 isolation facility in kafanchan would service the entire southern Kaduna area until the permanent site proposed at the Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa memorial Hospital, kafanchan is built.
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 .
Dr Kure further explained that 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.
Simeon Sunday Dauda