Maintenance Of Lab Equipment A Major Challenge – NCDC
Maintenance Of Lab Equipment A Major Challenge – NCDC

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu said that one of its biggest challenges in scaling up testing across the country lies in the maintenance of laboratories for testing COVID-19.

He explained that until recently, many laboratory equipment worth millions of Naira and sometimes Dollars, lay fallow because of minor issues requiring repairs.

Speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Ihekweazu said the maintenance of medical equipment is one of the biggest challenges Nigeria have.