21 September 2020 by Bilkisu Kambai
Plateau state Government says it has so far recorded about 3,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 31 deaths, 2,355 discharged Persons in the last 37 weeks.
Commissioner of Health in the State, Dr. Nimkong Ndam Lar disclosed this at the COVID-19 engagement with critical stakeholders Meeting convened by Governor Simon Lalong at the New Government House, Rayfield-Jos.
Dr. Lar, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Polycarp Azu’ut noted that all the 17 Local Government Areas of the State were affected by COVID-19 with Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas having the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths.
The Commissioner for Health also disclosed that about 62 health workers were affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in the state and 10 persons currently on admission receiving treatment in the State.
The Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong while addressing the stakeholders said In terms of financial commitment, the State Government committed about N366.5 million naira to the fight against Covid-19.
He added that the biggest challenge remains lack of compliance with guidelines on COVID-19, denials and resistance to contact tracing and testing by some individuals
Lalong said the State needs the support and cooperation of critical stakeholders to overcome the challenges.
The Governor also re-assured the entire people of Plateau State of goverment’s commitment to not only work towards overcoming the disease but also ensure that the State makes progress.
He told stakeholders to give feed backs on what they think can be done better to salvage the state from the threat of the pandemic