Katsina gov’t spends N341,800 daily to carter for COVID-19 patients
Katsina State Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19 said it has earmarked N10,254,000 for the monthly allowance of medical personnel deployed at the isolation centers at the Federal Medical Center.
This according to Katsina Post checks amount to N341,800 daily for the month of April.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Katsina by the Chairman of the Committee and State Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu during a press briefing.
“We want to avoid what is happening elsewhere where medical personnel refuse to attend to the Covid-19 patients due to poor renumeration.
“We are also taking good care of the patients for the general good of all of us.
“We already discussed our plans with the the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center, Katsina and he expressed his satisfaction and also ensured the judicious use of the funds”, he said.
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu also said their committee expended N24.6 million in fumigation of mosques and churches and procurement of hygienic materialswhile N5.4 million was used in the purchase of hygienic materials that were distributed to the mosques and churches.
While giving a breakdown of the expenses regarding the over N207 million donations received by the government, he said training of 66 medical personnel and 102 Disease Surveillance Nursing officers further gulped N3.7 million.
He said additional N3.5 million has been approved for sensitisation of members of the state traders’ association.