By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano:
The Federal Ministry of Health has stated that it is yet to identity the cause of mass death in Kano.
In his remarks, the minister of health, represented by the head of Ministerial Task Team on COVID-19 to Kano State, Professor Nasidi said that report making round that the mass death is COVID-19 related was false.
According to him unless a verbal autopsy, graveyard or cemetery report and medical history from the families of the deceased was carried out before the conclusion is to be made.
He disclosed that it wasn’t the responsibility of the federal government to announce the cause of the death, rather the responsibility of the State government.
Prof. Nasidi urged the general public to disregard the news attributed to the the federal government that Kano mass death was COVID-19 related.
Nasidi confirmed that the exercise to ascertain the cause of the mass death is yet to begin.