WHO donates 26 ventillators, other items to Nigeria


The World Health Organisation has donated 26 ventilators and other equipment to Nigeria to help boost the country’s fight against COVID-19.

The WHO  also donated 3,560 fingertip oxygen pulse oximeters as authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the disease in the period of a third wave.

WHO’s Country Representative Dr Walter Kazadi, presented the items to the country’s Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire.

Ehanire who received the donated items on behalf of the Federal Government thanked the Organization saying the assets came right in time Nigeria is currently dealing  with the fears of the third wave of COVID-19.

He says the ventilators will come in handy in the race to halt the spread of the pandemic.

“Ventilators are becoming very useful, especially for early response in the period of COVID-19, and even after COVID-19, they will remain assets all over the country,” he said.

Dr Kazadi praised the federal government saying Nigeria has performed relatively well in containing the first and second waves of the pandemic.

“It is against this backdrop we wish to demonstrate our continued support of the ministry’s efforts in further strengthening the country’s capacity in case management,” he said.

The items were delivered on the same day Nigeria recorded its highest daily infections in six months, amid a strike by resident doctors in the country and growing concerns about widespread protocol violations by citizens.

Nigeria recorded 747 COVID-19 infections in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday which is the highest in almost six months since February 19 when the nation recorded 1,492 cases.

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