FG commissions ultra modern isolation, treatment center in Katsina
Federal government says it is committed to ending medical tourism through the provision of critical health infrastructure in the country, Katsina Beat reports.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olurunnimbe Mamora gave the assurance at the commissioning of an ultra modern Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Isolation and Treatment centre at Federal Medical Centre, Katsina.
Represented by the Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Gusau Dr. Bello A Muhammad, the minister said, the provision of the infrastructure will not only stop medical tourism, but make health care affordable for all Nigerians.
In his address, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chike Ihekweazu, said the newly commissioned centre will help in the testing and treatment of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases in the state.
The NCDC Boss, said Nigeria is making progress in the fight against Covid-19, saying the country now has over 120 molecular laboratories against the 3 it had, before the emergence of the pandemic.
In his remarks, the state deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, thanked the NCDC for establishing the centre, just as he announced that over 53 thousand individuals have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, which represent 96.2 percent of the targeted people.