Concerned with the vulnerability of Kano to series of life threatening communicable diseases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced Federal Government’s readiness to establish disease diagnostic laboratory centre in Kano.
The Federal government commitment came when Kano, recently hit with the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), which left eight persons dead at Dungurawa village in Dawakin-Tofa local government of the state.
Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekwazu, who unveiled the plan in Kano at the opening of the 3rd Annual Disease Surveillance Review Meeting 2018, said the Centre was committed to supporting the State Government to create public laboratories to improve the capacity of disease control.
Ihekweazu who posited that the center will further strengthen diagnosis and detection of strange diseases however tasked Kano state government to sustain routine immunization in the state.
According to him “ the Centre for disease control is committed to supporting the State Government to create public laboratory in the state. When this is done, it will improve the capacity of disease control in the state. Again, we want to urge the state governments to embark on routine immunization on communicable and other child killer diseases to ensure effective prevention and Control”.
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