The Commissioner for Information in Kano state, Muhammad Garba, has said preliminary investigation shows the rising cases of death recorded in the state, is majorly caused by ”complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria”.
Garba disclosed this in a statement. Part of the statement reads
Although an investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, preliminary reports from the state Ministry of Health indicated that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports have shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis, and acute malaria.
Moreso, the state government has three modern Isolation Centres where those tested positive to COVID-19 are being cared for. We are also hopeful of getting an additional two Isolation Centres soonest. The government has also hired a hotel where suspected cases are accommodated.
Also, the Kano State Government is collaborating with Bayero University Kano to establish a testing centre within the institution, which will be ready in two weeks time after being certified by the NCDC. This will, indeed, enhance our determination to ensure that every suspected case undergo a test.”