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COVID-19 Updates: FG Get 2nd Batch Medical Supplies of UN Basket Fund

by Olaitan Adeshola

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined different stakeholders to acquire 2nd Batch Medical Supplies bought with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response on behalf of the Federal Government. Mr Olujimi Oyetomi, Director, Information, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, stated this in a announcement issued on Friday in Abuja. Oyetomi stated Ehanire joined the National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu at the Cargo Section of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to get hold of scientific components from EU contributions well worth N26 Billion. Ehanire stated this 2nd Batch of clinical elements would allay the fears of the fitness workers, specifically the frontline fitness workers, who thinking that Nigeria may be jogging brief of materials and had been threatening strike. The minister stated there was once an association in region via establishments and worldwide pals like the EU and the UN to have replenishment. He certain the EU and the UN of really apt distribution of the clinical elements to wanted areas. The Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria, Mr Alexander Borges – Gomes, coordinated the handing over of the Medical Supplies. Borges-Gomes disclosed that the gadgets were procured through the One United Nations COVID-19 Basket Fund from a tremendous contribution from the European Union of €50 Million (N26 Billion). ALSO READ: COVID 19: Should the residence of God be opened now? The scientific materials consist of 500,000 face shields; 200,000 goggles; a hundred oro-pharyngeal airways; 10,000 bio-hazard bags; and 14,000 security boxes. Borges-Gomes disclosed in addition that these had been the 2nd Batch of the Medical Supplies through Team Europe – the EU and its MSs after the arrival of the 1st batch in mid-June, including “Team Europe operates globally and right here is the effort on behalf of Nigeria.” The envoy stated that the thought of Team Europe was once to counter the global ravages of COVID-19. He expressed hope that the gear would raise the Nigerian Government’s response efforts as a total however in particular, they would guard the heroic frontline fitness workers.

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