Kano Verbal Autopsy Reports on Mysterious Death in the State has shows that only 15.9 percent dead of Coronavirus related cases as against the Federal Government 50 to 60 Percent reported earlier.
The Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire was quoted to have said that more than half of the mysterious deaths recently recorded in Kano, 50-60 percent are COVID-19 related.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje while receiving the reports in a joyous mood said, the reports has put to rest hypotheses, potentialities, expectations of those who never wished Kano well.
Ganduje said, “the reports of the Federal Government showing 60 percent dying from COVID 19 lacks all the variables, lack correlations, it did not pass time of basic validity, and reliability, signifying nothing and misleading everybody. “
He said he is personally taking the Kano Verbal Autopsy Report of President Muhammadu Buhari, the SGF Boss Mustapha and the Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehinare.
However the Kano Verbal Autopsy Report June 2020 according to the lead Researcher Professor Mukthar Gadanya a Public Health Physician from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, said only 255 people were dead from the Coronavirus related cases.
Professor Gadanya said the findings showed that 70 percent of the deaths were on medications on different illnesses of Hypertension, Diabetes and many other illnesses.
He said 60 of those dead were male while 40 percent were Females and 76 percent were ages above 50, while the trending of the death had its peak period around 26th April with 121 persons dying.
Professor Gadanya added that 1774 persons actually died between 1th April and 2nd of May 2020 at the 8 Metropolitan Cities of the State.
He noted that 1004 were of Fever while 172 from Corpses, 59 Shortness of Breath, while 69 from various complications, 567 had no fever at all.
Kano Municipal had the highest mysterious death while Tarauni local government has the highest of COVID 19 related cases, adding that if the mysterious death were COVID 19 there could be more death in Municipality which has the highest death mysteriously.
The Research Committee said Kano has dobe giant strides in containing COVID 19, did well in training Medical Health care workers but needs to strengthen vital death registration at Community.