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In Kano, healthcare crisis looms amid COVID-19 pandemicFeatures

In Kano, healthcare crisis looms amid COVID-19 pandemicFeatures
Although the effect of COVID-19 pandemic could be felt across all sectors of the economy, especially in the area of food security, infrastructure and environment, one major area that has been of concern to many is healthcare.

Although the effect of COVID-19 pandemic could be felt across all sectors of the economy, especially in the area of food security, infrastructure and environment, one major area that has been of concern to many is healthcare.Surprisingly, the battle to end COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria has gradually reduced attention on other healthcare challenges.Some, however, believe that COVID-19 pandemic has succeeded in exposing the enormity of challenges bedeviling the healthcare system in the state.Barrister Aisha Ali Tijani, founder of a Kano-based women reproductive health foundation, raised concern over the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on women especially those in the rural communities in Kano.

Secretary of Partnership with the Promotion of Maternal and Child Health, a non-governmental organisation, Salisu Yusuf, advocated equal funding and attention given to COVID-19 pandemic to the healthcare system in Kano.5 percent due to COVID-19 pandemic, he strongly hopes the said allocation would be released timely for the intended purposes.

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