From: Ruth Yarnap, Bauchi
The Bauchi state Government has extended surveillance to the airport, motor parks,Yankari Game Reserves and mining areas in its efforts to prevent the spread of corona virus in the state.
This was disclosed by the State commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro at a press briefing in his office saying that the state government has immediately swing into action following the outbreak of the COVID-19 on 27th of last month in Nigeria by an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos on February 25th, 2020.
Dr. Aliyu Maigoro said that the state government took some measures to “strengthen and expand the current Lassa Emergency Preparedness Response Team(EPR) at the Emergency Operation centre to include COVID-19; improve the standard of the state Isolation centers at that ATBUTH, IDHE and creation of additional hold rooms at the Specialist Hospital Bauchi in case of any eventuality.
” The Conduct of state Emergency Preparedness and Response , prepositioning of drugs and other consumables, daily coordination meetings at the State’s Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and there is an ongoing plan for intensified awareness creation in the state”.
He assured that the state government is always ready to partner with all persons, groups and organisations in its determination towards providing quality health care services in the state.
The commissioner then called on the people in the state not to abuse social media by spreading misinformation about the disease that can cause panic and fear and they should report any suspected case to the nearest health facility in the state or call any of the following holiness, 08032717887, 08038320977 and 08028618516.