COVID-19: Kano ministries synergise on awareness creation


KANO State Ministries of Health and Information have embarked on a joint campaign to create awareness on preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Dr. Ibrahim Tsanyawa, the Commissioner for Health, made the disclosure at a joint press conference on Wednesday in Kano.

Tsanyawa said the ministries had synergized and embarked on elaborate campaigns to educate the people on the symptoms and preventive tips of the pandemic.

He said: “We have extended outreach to public domains and other strategic locations in urban and rural areas of the state.

“We are working with unions such as the National Association of Transport Owners (NATO), National Union of Road Transport Workers of Nigeria (NURTW) and Kano Road Traffic Authority (KAROTA) in the campaign. Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as supermarkets in the state”.

Tsanyawa said the campaign also includes engagement of community and religious leaders, training of health personnel as well as the airing of radio jingles.

“The campaign aims to educate the people on the importance of collective responsibility in preventing the disease from coming to us since the Minister of Health confirmed that there are few cases of the virus in the country,” he said.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, said such collaboration was imperative to facilitate a successful campaign to contain the spread of the disease in the state.

Garba said: “It is our responsibility to inform and we mobilize the media to create awareness and educate the people on preventive measures to protect themselves”.

He reiterated the commitment of the state government to enhance quality healthcare service delivery and educate the people on preventive tips against communicable diseases as well as promote healthy habits.

The commissioner advised the people on the importance of handwashing and using face masks to prevent contracting diseases. (NAN)

– Mar. 18, 2020 @ 16:09 GMT |

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