The Kano State Government has approved N33.4 million for the immediate renovation of Yar’Gaya Health Centre recently designated as an Isolation Centre for the treatment of Ebola disease. The Commissioner for Information, Dr Danburan Abubakar made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Friday. He said the approval was part of the decisions taken at the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council held on Wednesday.
Abubakar said the council had also approved the release of N2.2 million for the purchase of personal protective equipment for the prevention of the deadly disease. “Some decisions were taken and approvals granted in line with government’s stated policies towards human and infrastructure development’’ he added.
The commissioner said the council had during the meeting, also given approval for the release of N12.5 million for the control of cholera outbreak in some parts of the state. Similarly, he said the council approved another request for the sum of N9.2 million for the recruitment of medical doctors from Egypt. He also said that as part of efforts to improve water supply in Audu Bako secretariat, the council had given approval for the release of N28.3 million for the provision of motorised or solar powered boreholes.