The Federal Government has deployed a multi-sectoral technical team on a
fact finding mission to Jigawa State over the case of repatriated
almajirai, many who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this yesterday at the 28th
joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19
According to him, the team includes doctors and
nurses who will support the state Ministry of Health in setting up and
accrediting their Isolation and treatment centers. He said the dispatch
of the team was at the request of the state governor.
Daily Trust reports that the team is also expected to look into the reported cases of unusual deaths.
the controversy surrounding the non compliance with federal government
guidelines on testing for COVID-19 in Kogi State, Ehanire said the
Ministry of Health team sent to Kogi had returned to Abuja without
accomplishing its mission.
“New efforts will be made to engage
Kogi authorities for resolution of differences. A team will visit Bornu
State for the same purpose in due course.
“State Commissioners of
Health will be engaged on a continuous basis to monitor readiness and
preparedness, and address matters arising,” he added.