Nigeria receives medical supplies worth $22m from UN

The Federal Government has received medical supplies and test kits valued at $22m from the United Nations.

The items donated through the UN COVID-19 Basket Fund and the European Union is to help boost the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The donations, which arrived Abuja on Saturday, include 545 oxygen concentrators, infrared digital no-touch thermometers, over 100,000 test kits, Personal Protective Equipment, laboratory supplies and emergency health kits.

They were received by delegations from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and National Primary Health Care Development Agency and handed over to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF chairman, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said the overwhelming support received from various international donors will help the country win the fight against COVID-19.

“We must all work together to contain the pandemic in Nigeria – it is only through close joint efforts that we can keep Nigerians healthy and ensure good care for those affected.

“We will beat this virus in Nigeria – and the support we are receiving from partners such as the EU, UN and others brings us even closer to this ultimate goal,” the SGF said.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, while thanking the EU, said it will add to the country’s assets to conquer the pandemic.

 

 

– Punch

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