Governor Darius Ishaku had, on Friday 28/08/2020, commissioned a remodelled GeneXpert laboratory for testing Covid-19 within the Specialists Hospital Jalingo.
This testing facility adds to the number of treatment facilities the state currently has which can be said as increasing the capacity for managing COVID-19 in the state.
While inaugurating the new facilities, Governor Ishaku said that the state government had previously commissioned a 100-bed isolation and treatment facilities within the state, which he assured citizens of a sound testing centre to be provided soon.
The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Engr Haruna Manu, said the commissioning is in fulfilment of his promise while commissioning the 100 beds isolation centre a few months ago.
He added that his government will also provide sample collation centres across the state and they will be located at Ardo kola, Wukari, Takum, Gassol and Sardauna local government areas.
Governor Ishaku further said that the state’s COVID-19 technical committee will remain the central management emergency response by the state government and the need to test will be surveillance driven and based on a clear case definition.
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