I Was Kaduna's Covid-19 Index Case – El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el – Rufai , on Saturday, said he was the first person to be tasted positive for COVID- 19 case and was as well the one who infected four others in the state.
El – Rufai , who was a guest speaker on
The Platform , an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos , also noted that the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers.
“ Each and every case of COVID- 19 we ’ ve had in the state was imported. I was the index case , fortunately , I would say , because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID- 19 is real ; it’ s not a joke”. He said.
He also narrated how he got infected with the Pandemic. “ I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people . Happily, all of us are okay now . We are all back to our normal lives. We didn ’ t want to expose any of our frontline workers to any risk, so we have a lot of PPEs for all our health workers . ”
He stated that the state government had provided N5 million in life insurance coverage for each health worker who dies of COVID- 19 in the line of duty.
El – Rufai said , “ We also insured their ( health workers ) lives to the tune of N5 million. Anyone that dies in this process , his family will get N5 m and we have an additional disability insurance for those that get sick and cannot walk but are not dead.
“ We are also giving a special allowance to all health workers , as well as extraordinary allowances for those on the frontlines . This is the broad strategy that we ’ ve adopted in Kaduna State and we are implementing it with all energy and focus. ”