The Federal Government has received ventilators and other medical equipment from the United Nations systems in Nigeria to help the country’s fight aga
The Federal Government has received ventilators and other medical equipment from the United Nations systems in Nigeria to help the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
UN resident coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, said in a statement that the shipment included 50 ventilators and other protective equipment.
Kallon said the items were procured through the recently launched COVID-19 Basket Fund whichalso included 2 million dollars mobilized within the UN system in Nigeria and a 200,000 dollars contribution from APM Terminals.
Kallon noted that through the COVID-19 Basket Fund, the UN in Nigeria was supporting accelerated government response to address the pandemic, prevent further spread of the virus and ensure optimum care for those affected by the coronavirus.
The Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, represented by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora received the supplies.
He noted that the gesture will go a long way towards boosting efforts to strengthen healthcare and manage the pandemic.
In a related development, the Federal Government has said visitors and migrants affected by international travel restrictions and closure of land borders are to be issued relevant extensions at no cost.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement by Sunday James, spokesman for the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja.