In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, June, 2020

Kano Rubbishes FG’s Report, Says 15% Associated To COVID-19

Kano Rubbishes FG’s Report, Says 15% Related To COVID-19


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has faulted the report by the Federal Authorities that over 50 per cent of the about 1,000 deaths recorded within the state in April have been related to COVID-19.

It was earlier reported that the Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, at a Presidential Activity Pressure briefing in Abuja, stated a complete of 979 folks died because of unusual diseases in Kano over a five-week interval.

The minister had stated, “Almost about the unexplained deaths which occurred in Kano over a five-week interval, the group confirmed complete of 979 deaths have been really recorded in eight Municipal Native Authorities Areas within the state and at a time on the charge of 43 deaths per day as measured by counting actions on the graveyard.

“The verbal post-mortem revealed that about 56% of the deaths occurred at residence whereas 38% have been within the hospital. The investigation means that 50% to 60% of the deaths could have been triggered by or attributable to COVID-19.”

However reacting on Tuesday, Ganduje stated solely 15% of the deaths have been COVID-19-related.

In an announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor stated a report by the Case of Mortality Committee within the state revealed in any other case.

In line with him, the report partly learn, “A retrospective examine of mortalities was carried out over roughly 2-weeks (27th April – 15th Could 2020); throughout eight metropolitan LGAs (Gwale, Fagge, Tarauni, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Nassarawa, Kano Municipal and Dala).

“COVID-19 might need contributed in 15.9 % of the instances of mortality however throughout the limitations of the verbal post-mortem technique that can’t present affirmation.

“Some deaths could also be associated to disruption of medical care and socio-economic actions attributable to concern of contracting COVID-19, which normally occur throughout epidemics.

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“If the mysterious deaths have been COVID-19 associated, the deaths might have come extra from native governments which have extra COVID-19 instances.”

The governor famous that the report can be communicated to the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); the Chairman of the Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha; and the Well being Minister.


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