Al-Ummah Medical Care Annual Health Talk: Kaduna Health Commissioner stresses need to keep to COVID-19 protocols

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 Kaduna State Commissioner For Health, Dr. Amina Baloni has stressed the need to keep to the COVID-19 health protocols.
She spoke at the Al-Ummah Medical Care Annual Health Talk which drew participants from the Kabala Doki community in Kaduna State and beyond.
Dr. Baloni emphasized that Covid-19 is deadly because some people may not show any symptom and it mostly affects people with underlying sicknesses such as hypertensive and diabetic patients.While addressing common misconceptions about the virus the commissioner said, “Most people are saying Coronavirus is not a poor man’s disease, it’s for the rich. About 10,000 people have been infected in Kaduna State and almost 72 people dead. Someone might say the death of 70 people from 9 million is nothing, not until your family is affected before you know that losing a single life is painful.”

The Commissioner also stressed that what the health authorities have advised does not go against the religion. According to her, following the Qur’an and Sunnah, we are to stay where we are when there is disease outbreak. She therefore enjoined everyone to always put on the face mask, avoid social gatherings and stay indoors when having cold or fever.

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“Anybody that sees what is happening in India will know it is a very dangerous and disheartening situation. No more space in the hospitals, no drugs and no burial grounds. What is more disturbing than to see a dead body without a place to bury it?!  So, I’m pleading we should be cautious and pray to the Almighty,” she said.

In his vote of thanks, the head of the Kabala Doki community appreciated the commissioner for her kind words and for taking out time from her tight schedule to grace the occasion. He intimated the Commissioner on the impacts Al- Ummah Medical Care Clinic has had on the community providing medication at subsidized rate, free antenatal care, girl child education scholarship and promoting environmental sanitation.

He therefore appealed to her to give all necessary supports to the foundation in upgrading its clinic and improving the quality of its services.
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