COVID-19: Nigerian military provides 3 additional medical facilities to assist NCDC
- The Armed Forces of Nigeria are now complementing the efforts of Nigerian medical workers to fight COVID-19
- Three additional facilities for isolation and treatment of patients who tested positive for coronavirus have been provided
- The military had earlier provided 18 centres across the country to assist in the fight against the dread disease
The Nigerian military has provided three additional facilities for isolation and treatment of patients who tested positive for coronavirus.
This was announced by the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, on Wednesday, April 8.
The hospitals are the Nigerian Navy Hospital Warri, the Nigerian Navy Medical Centre Borokiri Port Harcourt and Nigeria Navy Logistics School Medical Centre, Owerrinta, bringing the total to 21 Centres.
Recall that military authorities had earlier provided 18 of its health facilities to the federal government for the same purpose.
In addition, 80 Armed Forces medical personnel have been trained and deployed to the various centres to provide medical support.
The military authorities also “thanked the general public for their understanding and compliance with the presidential directive in respect of the lockdown.”
“It is should be understood that the directive is in the best interest of the Nigerian populace, in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement added.
On Monday, March 30, Enenche announced that the armed forces have recorded its index case of the coronavirus.
He said the officer was having symptoms of the dreaded coronavirus and was admitted to a military hospital after which the appropriate authorities were contacted, and he tested positive.
Major-General Enenche further revealed that the officer has since been moved to Gwagwalada isolation centre in Abuja and is now responding to treatment.
According to him, the officer had attended training overseas with some colleagues, but the result of his colleagues came back negative.
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Also last week, the medical supplies donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to Nigeria were airlifted to Abuja from Lagos by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The supply was moved from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Lagos to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja by the NAF.
Legit.ng had reported that the Chineses billionaire fulfilled his promise to donate medical equipment to tackle coronavirus in Africa.
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