The Kano State Covid-19 response team says it will rely on ‘verbal methods’ while probing the cause of death of the hundreds of people that have died mysteriously in the state in the last one week.
The Coordinator, Technical Response Team, Covid-19, Dr. Tijani Hussaini, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday.
He said Kano, being a predominantly Muslim state, usually buries its dead almost immediately which, therefore, makes it nearly impossible to determine the cause of death of a person.
“In medical practice, there is what you call verbal autopsy. What we are doing is going back in history to see if we can make connections.
What we are doing is verbal autopsy to ensure that we get to the root of this seemingly increasing death rate in Kano.