The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong says the State is soon to get a centre for testing COVID-19 cases.
“We are dealing with an abnormal situation and we need to take drastic measures to protect the lives of our citizens,” said Lalong in a meeting with State lawmakers on Monday.
Thankfully, said the Governor, there is no recorded case of the virus in the State yet. However, “we must work hard to keep things this way,” he said.
The State is presently purchasing ventilators, drugs and other facilities for the treatment of any eventual case, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar disclosed at the meeting.
It has previously established isolation centers in selected hospitals in the State.
However, the State is not just working to curb the disease but its social, economic and political impacts.
“There is a need to work with the legislature and the ruling party leadership in the State to look at the socio-political impact of the disease in the State,” said Governor Lalong.
The State, recently opened “COVID-19 Trust Fund” to have corporate organisations and individuals donate to the fight against the virus.