Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has lamented that the fight against COVID-19 is threatened by what he described as non compliance with protocols by Kano residents.
He said the careless attitude towards outlined preventive measures by residents is worrisome, adding that the state government would collaborate with security operatives to compel residents to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.
He said this on Saturday while launching a virtual health technology system to stem the spread COVID-19 in the state.
Ganduje, during the unveiling of the health app, held at African House conference room located inside the state Government House said the virtual health technology would enable few workers to manage many cases of COVID-19.
According to him, the deployed technology includes a website that would give serial situation reports on the spread and management of the pandemic, adding that the developed app will assist patients to access medical care givers without interfacing, explaining further that health workers would also use the app to speedily attend to the needs of COVID-19 patients.
Earlier in his address, the state commissioner for health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa noted that the technology been adopted was in tune with global trend of deploying ICT to manage health challenges, adding that the website, kanocovid-19.info would not only be used to attend to COVID-19 cases but would be utilized to offer public health services that would not require interfacing between the state health workers and their patients. He disclosed that those seeking health services can access the health app from their mobile phones, computers and tablets.