A Kano based human rights organization, Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has urged the COVID-19 fact finding team deployed to the state to reveal the underlying factors that lead to the death of hundreds of citizens to forestall future recurrence.
CHRICED in a press statement issued in Kano on Friday said the fact finding panel deployed to Kano has issued data and statistics on the mass death in Kano, stating that the panel fell short of revealing the factors that resulted to lack of robust, efficient and effective health response system resulting to the death of many residents.
The statement signed by the executive director of CHRICED, Dr Zikirullah Ibrahim, said it is important to understand the failings of the health system for correctional purposes, cautioning that the if issues surrounding the cases of mass COVID-19 deaths in Kano are not understood with lessons learnt for possible adjustments, similar tragedy may repeat itself.
He urged the panel to engage stakeholders to deliberate on the basis of what were the factors and limitations of the health system that converted Kano state into a fertile environment for the pandemic.
He said the panel should surge ahead to proffer practical solutions as against what he described as theoretical approach to the health challenges in the state, and bemoaned the situation witnessed at the peak of the health crisis where repeated calls were made to health response official without response.