Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged private facilities not to be sending such patients back home due to the fear of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor made an urge in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abba Anwar and issued to newsmen on Sunday in Kano.
According to Ganduje, those patients need all the necessary attention, as was the case before COVID-19 period.
Ganduje said that the call was necessary to prevent the hardship faced by people when they visit private hospitals with their traditional ailments.
“We don’t want you to be sending away patients who come to you for other illnesses while we are in the COVID-19 pandemic era.
“That does not mean other illnesses are gone. We want you to be running your other services.”
He made the urge when he was going round donating Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs), and other preventive materials to Makkah Specialist Eye Hospital, Al-Ameen Medical Centre, Standard Specialist Hospital, among others, Saturday.
Ganduje pointed out that by sending away patients who were in those facilities, could equally mean helping COVID-19 to wreck more havoc on people.
“This, we must run away from. Run your other services, attend to patients, work for them and coordinate well with the state in case you have any suspicious person with COVID-19.”
The governor further reiterated that, health workers must be protected, “that is why we are making these donations. And in order to stay clear from this menace of COVID-19 we must work together.
“All members in the private setting must also come together,” he directed.
“We are going to fumigate your environment very well immediately we take our leave. It is instructive to note that, we can not achieve our fight against COVID-19 without environmental protection,” he maintains.
Ganduje reiterated that all hands must be on deck to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission in the state and the country at large, which he said could also translate into global coordination against the pandemic.