US Donates 200 Ventilators to Nigeria
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigeria has received 200 ventilators donated to the country by the United States President, Donald Trump.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire and officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) were on hand to receive the donation from US embassy officials at a government medical warehouse in Abuja.
Trump had in April 2020, promised to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators to the country.
The Health minister on Tuesday, while receiving the ventilators on behalf of the Nigerian Government from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) expressed gratitude for the support.
“I wish to convey the appreciation of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and of the government of Nigeria, to President Donald Trump and the United States Government for the generous consideration and friendly gesture.
Ehanire assured that “The Federal Ministry of Health, and its public health Agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have focused on providing guidance to tackle the challenges.
“Our health workers have been trained and equipped and are doing the needful to attend to COVID-19 patients and give emergency care, while not losing sight of routine and essential health services He added.
The minister also wants the US to support global initiatives for the development of a vaccine to help neutralize the threat of COVID-19 to the global community and to guarantee fair allocation to all countries and people.
“The speed and ease with which COVID-19 has spread across the globe clearly shows that it is a threat to mankind. Without the full collaboration of all nations, the threat of COVID-19 to any one part of the world is a threat to all.” Ehanire added.