The World Health Organisation has donated 26 ventilators and 3,560 fingertip oxygen pulse for the management of patients in isolation and treatment facilities, as well as home-based patients in Nigeria.
The Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi, presented the donation to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Thursday, August 5, 2021, in Abuja.
Dr Kazadi said Nigeria had performed relatively well in terms of timely containing each of the last two waves and maintaining a national case fatality rate of 1.3 per cent, a level that was half the regional average.
According to him, with the third wave now upon the country, the expectations from all are not any less; adding that it is against this backdrop WHO wish to demonstrate its continued support to further strengthen the country’s capacity in case management.
He said since the first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on February 27, 2020, Nigeria had passed through the stages of having sporadic cases, clusters of cases and community transmission.