Covid-19: Kano sets Mobile Court for protocol violators
Jack Acheme, Kano
Kano state government has concluded plans to set Mobile Courts to prosecute those violating the use of medical expert recommended protective Face Masks as cases rise in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The State Governor Dr Umar Ganduje stated this during a Stakeholders sensitisation meeting with proprietors of private hospitals in the state, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
He said very soon the State government will come up with Mobile Courts to help in enforcing the use of face mask in the state.
“There could be public outcry, but public outcry cannot stop serious government from serving her people. We will not be diverted from what is good for our people,” he emphasized.
Ganduje said as part of stringent measures and collaboration with the private hospitals in the fight against the second wave of the COVID-19, the state government has provided Two Thousand Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and One Hundred Thousand Face Masks to private hospitals in the state.
“We are providing you with this 2,000 PPEs and 100,000 face masks so that you can take good care of your frontline health workers who always see patients day in day out,” he said.
“Those patients asking for face masks when they visit those facilities could easily be provided with them.”
“Your frontline health workers are extremely important to all of us. So their personal protection means a lot to all of us,” said Ganduje.
He explained further that, the relationship between the state government and the private health facilities in the state is symbiosis not parasitic.
“We just have to work together. We enjoy your cooperation and we enjoy working with you,” he appreciated.
He urged the private hospitals to help the government in promoting compliance with the protocols, as it relates to use of face mask, hand washing, social distancing and use of sanitizer. Governor Ganduje hinted that, the meeting is part of ongoing Covid-19 sensitization with stakeholders in the State
Consultation has been held with Emirs, traders, education institution owners and teachers, local government chairmen, transporters on how to stem the tide as cases rise in the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.