3 February 2021 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Kano State Government has shut down the UMC Hospital to check the excesses of its management in admitting severe cases of COVID-19 instead of designated isolation centres in the State.
in a statement, the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba says the action was in line with standards set by the Task Force on COVID-19 that requires such facility to attend only to mild cases of the disease.
It states that as a result of its inaction, two persons with severe cases died.
According to the statement, Malam Garba, in company of the Commissioner for health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa during a visit to the hospital, says it will remain closed pending resolution of the matter between the management and the State Government.
The statement explains that two other patients in the hospital with severe cases of the disease have been transfered to an isolation centre, while other patients on admission have been taken to Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital.