- A former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Hamza Idris Malikawa, has died in Kano
- Malikawa died on Monday, May 4, after spending three days at the hospital
- The deceased's brother said he was a diabetic patient
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A former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Hamza Idris Malikawa, has died in Kano state.
The death was confirmed by Malikawa’s younger brother, Rilwanu, The Nation reports.
He said the retired police officer died on Monday, May 4.
Riliwanu, who is also the media officer of Kano Pillars FC, said: “He was admitted to the hospital three days. He died Monday. He was a diabetic patient.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government had told the medical facilities in the country to stop rejecting patients, especially emergency cases.
Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, said this on Monday, May 4, in Abuja during the presidential task force briefing on Covid-19 in the country.
Ehanire, however, noted that it is unethical not to attend to persons in distress, adding that any infected health worker puts a strain on the system.
The minister said the ministry was strengthening its support for Kano state Ministry of Health with service delivery and training in consultation with the state governor.
“The setbacks reported in routine hospital service delivery in Kano state are being addressed by line experts from the ministry, whether from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, or the Department of Family Health," the minister noted.
In a related development, a presidential technical team deployed to Kano to ascertain the cause of recent mass deaths recorded in the state said that coronavirus is responsible for the deaths.
The leader of the team, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, disclosed in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday, May 3, that the preliminary reports and tests carried out indicated that most of the deaths in Kano were caused by COVID-19.
"With the preliminary report, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out indicated that coronavirus is the cause,” Gwarzo explained.
He made the disclosure during the official presentation and handing over of the mobile testing laboratory donated by Aliko Dangote Foundation to the state government.
Gwarzo noted that after the verbal autopsy and test carried out, it had been established that COVID-19 is the cause of most of the deaths.
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