Nigeria receives essential medical supplies from EU and UN
We learnt that essential medical supplies worth $22m have been sent to Nigeria by the European Union and the United Nations.
According to the United Nations, it has delivered vital supplies worth 22 million dollars to the Federal Government to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Eliana Drakopoulos, UNICEF Nigeria Chief of Communication, said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that the medical supplies were jointly delivered by the UN and European Union.
”The shipment, along with others coming soon, are procured through the One UN COVID-19 Basket Fund with a significant contribution from the EU and will be valued at more than 22 million dollars.
The current shipment includes, among other items, 545 oxygen concentrators, more than 100,000 test kits, infrared digital no-touch thermometers and numerous personal protective equipment (PPEs), laboratory supplies.
Others are emergency health kits that will boost the government’s efforts on COVID-19 response and care for those affected by the coronavirus,” Drakopoulos said.
According to her, the essential medical supplies will enhance the efforts of the frontline responders providing care and treatment to people affected by the virus.
She said it would also increase testing capacity and early detection of those affected by the virus and support the hospitalisation and management of COVID-19 cases.
Drakopoulos said that the supplies were handed over to the government through the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).