President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each of the 36 States of the federation.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, announced this during a briefing on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Abuja.
President Buhari also gave approval for the rehabilitation of five oxygen plants across Tertiary Health Institutions across the country.
Mr Mustapha said: “The PTF is progressing on the issue of accessing vaccines for Nigerians; adding that additional information will be provided to Nigerians on accelerated vaccines introduction and deployment plan.
He noted that: “What is currently confronting us is a critical phase of infections globally. We are constantly reviewing our strategy to emerging situations especially in risk communication, vaccine hesitancy, fake News/ disinformation.”
This comes as CACOVID commences the distribution of 100 oxygen cylinders per day to Critical Care centres, till March-end.