Katsina spends N158m on COVID-19 tests

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By Andy Asemota

The Katsina State Government COVID-19 committee has expended has about N158 million on Covid-19 tests conducted on 10,000 cases in the state from 31st May, 2020, to date.

In a statement Thursday, the state Commissioner of Information, culture and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkareem Yahaya Sirika, said so far a total of 11314 samples have been collected cumulatively with 675 repeats and follow up, adding that the payment was effected to Sahel Medicare centre, a private laboratory in Katsina accredited by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCD).

The commissioner revealed that the amount paid to Sahel Medicare was in addition to other costs on patients care and staff allowance, saying as at 2nd September, 800 positive cases have been recorded in Katsina with 24 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Alhaji Abdulkareem Sirika further announced that 9,601 results were recorded as negative, stressing that only Dandume local government is yet to return a…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper