Via Punch: Kano approves N33.4m for Ebola isolation centre. Excerpt:
The Kano State Government has approved N33.4m 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 N2.2m 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 said.
The commissioner said the council had during the meeting, also given approval for the release of N12.5m for the control of cholera outbreak in some parts of the state.
Similarly, he said the council approved another request for the sum of N9.2m for the recruitment of medical doctors from Egypt.