The United Nations, UN has delivered vital supplies worth 22 million dollars to the Federal Government to help the fight against coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
UNICEF Nigeria Chief of Communication, Eliana Drakopoulos in a statement in Abuja, said 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.
It added that 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.
Drakopoulos said others are emergency health kits that will boost the government’s efforts on COVID-19 response and care for those affected by the coronavirus.
She explained that the essential medical supplies will enhance the efforts of the frontline responders providing care and treatment to people affected by the virus.