Channels TV Visits Muhammadu Buhari COVID-19 Isolation Center in Kano


Channels Television on Wednesday visited the Muhammadu Buhari COVID-19 Isolation Center in Kano State where some patients are currently receiving treatment.

According to our correspondent, some of the patients were in high spirits as they gradually recover from the disease and await their discharge from the 80-bed capacity isolation center.

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Despite the rapid spread of the virus in the state, many have remained in doubt as to whether it really exists.

On April 11, 2020 Kano recorded its index case of the COVID-19.

Since then, the figures continued to rise rapidly making the state the second-highest in terms of the number of infections, with 970 positive cases.

So far in the state, over 4,000 samples have been tested and from the 970 positive cases, 639 are active, while 286 patients have been discharged from various isolation centers.

45 deaths have, however, been recorded.

Meanwhile, the state government says it is still investigating to know the cause of other recent ‘mysterious deaths’ across the state.

Kano Govt Faults Viral Video, Says State Has Four Fully Functional Isolation Centers

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, spoke to reporters on Friday, February 7, 2020.
File Photo of Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.


The Kano State Government has said that contrary to claims that the state has no isolation centers to aid its fight against the COVID-19, it actually has four functional isolation centers.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Information Officer in the state’s Ministry of Health, Hadiza M. Namadi on Tuesday in reaction to a viral video which appeared to be buttressing the claim.

The state government, however, described the claims as “false, mischievous, unfounded and a handiwork of some disgruntled, misguided and unpatriotic elements aimed at rubbishing the dogged, committed and sincere efforts of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje towards containing the spread of the pandemic in Kano”.

“The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, against the backdrop therefore, wishes to inform the general public that Kano state government has four isolation centers that are fully functional and well equipped and three more that are nearing completion,” the statement read in part.

It also noted that patients are being admitted into some of these centers, treated and discharged after full recovery from the coronavirus disease.

According to the Commissioner,  the Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Center is for patients with critical condition, such as those in need of ventilators.

Other Isolation Centres include the Mohammad Buhari Specialist Hospital Giginyu, Abubakar Imam Urology Centre set up by the state government in collaboration with Aliko Dangote Foundation and the isolation centre at Daula Hotel.

Dr. Tsanyawa also added that the isolation centers that are currently being constructed are Sani Abacha Stadium Isolation Center, 340-bed capacity at Karfi Sports Institute Isolation centre and Tofa Cottage Hospital Isolation Centre.

He, therefore, urged the public to disregard the content of the viral video, insisting that it is fake news and very misleading.