The government on Saturday, gained some consignments containing important clinical apparatus donated by means of the Financial Neighborhood of West Africa, ECOWAS and the West African Well being Organisation, WAHO.
The apparatus, given to the rustic via WAHO, is aimed to give a boost to Nigeria’s effort to answer the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donated pieces incorporated ventilators, check kits, non-public protecting apparatus, PPE’s and face mask.
Director-Common of WAHO, Prof. Stanley Okolo, who introduced the pieces on behalf of the organisations to the rustic, defined that the pieces had been donated to give a boost to Nigeria’s effort to answer the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, talking after taking supply of the pieces, in Abuja, described the donation as just right information as in line with him, “those merchandise are important provides in our COVID-19 reaction technique.”
He conveyed the appreciation of President Muhammadu Buhari and the folks of Nigeria, to ECOWAS and WAHO for what he described as “this brotherly gesture.”
Ehanire, who’s the Chairman of the ECOWAS COVID-19 Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Well being, mentioned the federal government in particular “respect the collection of Abuja by means of ECOWAS and WAHO, because the central hub for receipt and distribution of regional provides of clinical merchandise and kit for the combat in opposition to COVID-19.”
” This can be a nice indication of self assurance and we will play our position in offering give a boost to to our fellow member states within the ECOWAS subregion, to combat this illness outbreak, of which President Buhari was once just lately designated Champion of the COVID-19 reaction,”he mentioned.
The minister mentioned he was once happy that along with “those subregional efforts, our construction companions have joined in give a boost to; this being due to the advocacy of WAHO and the ECOWAS Fee.”
Noting that everybody was once a witness “to the giant well being, financial and social have an effect on of the present COVID-19 pandemic, in particular on low and decrease medium international locations of the arena”, the minister defined that: “For the reason that 27th of February, when the primary case was once showed in Lagos, lifestyles has totally modified for us, as certainly it has in nearly all international locations.”
“The general public well being establishment of the Federal Ministry of Well being, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Keep watch over (NCDC), has been considering offering the general public well being steering we want to take on the problem,” he mentioned.
In keeping with him, “The Presidential Process Drive on COVID-19 was once set as much as lead the whole-of-government reaction technique and decide non-pharmaceutical measures to make sure the security of voters.”
He spoke additional: “Our well being employees are toiling assiduously to regard COVID-19 sufferers, supply emergency care, whilst no longer dropping sight of regimen and very important well being products and services.
“All of them want our give a boost to and encouragement and I imagine that the supply of those check kits and private protecting apparatus (PPE)will generate much more peace of thoughts to facilitate their paintings.”
Ehanire assures the donor organisations that the donated pieces is not going to handiest rather dispensed but additionally applied judiciously.
He mentioned he was once “positive that after different ECOWAS Member states obtain their portion of those provides, they’ll be simply as appreciative of the generosity of the Executive and other people of Germany.”