The Federal Government has guaranteed proper distribution of the medical supplies brought by the team from China amid the battle against the spread of coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health recently received equipment and consumables worth 1.3 million dollars as well as 15 medical experts donated by the Engineering Construction Corporation to offer healthcare assistance and share methods on the containment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
According to him, every available resource will be deployed to support the adequate engagement of Nigerian medical experts in the country.
He added that the Chinese medical team is here to provide 1st-hand experience and insights on how they were able to bring the spread of the disease under control in their nation.
His words, “All available resources shall be deployed to support adequate engagement of Nigerian medical experts towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria,
“Federal Ministry of Health assures that the Federal Government, through the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), will ensure the quality of all the medical supplies that were brought into the country.
“It must be stressed that, following global best practices and in line with our advisory, the medical experts from China have gone into isolation for 14 days and will be tested for COVID-19.”
“In addition to providing their expertise, the donation provides medical supplies to augment the efforts of the government towards containing the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
“The mission will strengthen our response in Nigeria based on lessons from the response in China.
“The Chinese medical team will provide first-hand experience and insights on how they were able to bring the spread of the disease under control.
“The donors, a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria, made this gesture in a show of solidarity and cooperation with the government as the world works together to contain this disease.’’