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Ganduje orders verbal autopsy over strange deaths

Ganduje orders verbal autopsy over strange deaths

Following the strange deaths of over 600 persons in Kano State, the state government has directed its health ministry to conduct verbal autopsy.

The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, who confirmed the directive, said officials from the state ministry of health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been drafted to eight local government areas of the state to perform the autopsy.

“I am pleased to inform the good people of Kano state that verbal autopsy to determine the real cause of the deaths of our citizens who lost their lives over the weekend has begun in earnest.

“Following the directive of the Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, health experts from the state Ministry of Health and the NCDC have been drafted to visit the families and relatives of the dead so as to trace their medical history, with a view to ascertain what really led to their deaths.”

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