Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Friday urged healthworkers to give adequate attention to patients with other aolments, even though they are in the heat of fighting COVID-19.

Ganduje who paid as visit at Tahir Guest palace intensifies where healthworkers are being trained said his government has intensified the fight against COVID-19. He said training of the health workers is designed to garner enough manpower to fight Corona Virus an other sadly diseases in the state .

The training which is being organized in collaboration with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) started with 350 health workers in its first batch.

During his visit at the training ground on Friday, Ganduje promised his commitment to ensure capacity building of health workers across the state.

Ganduje charged health workers to give attention to patients with other ailments, pointing out that even though the fight against COVID-19 os ongoing, patients of other diseases should be given adequate attention so as to stop unnecessary deaths in the state.

According to him, “this is another session where capacity building is being planned and executed to ensure that we have enough capacity to tackle any infectious disease that may invade our country (God forbid), not only Corona Virus.

“I urge the participants to go back to their respective areas and train other health workers in their domain.

“We are doing this so that there will be enough understanding on how to tackle COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

“As part of your training, you should know how to manage patients suffering from Corona Virus. You should also know that not all patients who visit the hospitals are suffering from Corona Virus.

“We need to treat patients with other ailments or diseases. We need to give them attention even as we battle with COVID-19,” he said.

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