Civil Defence receives COVID-19 testing equipment

Abdullah Gana Mohammadu, receiving Covid-19 testing equipment in his office

ABDULLAH Gana Mohammadu, commandant general, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Friday, December 18, in his office received Covid-19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight novel coronavirus.

The equipment will provide results within short period of time the samples arrive in the hospital’s Lab.

“It is not news that Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has a well-equipped hospital and laboratory equipment within its National Headquarters in Abuja which has been serving both staff and general public in full capacity.

“The installation of the equipment is currently on going at the special laboratory of the Corps and kits shall be distributed to health workers and staff accordingly,” Gana said in a statement made available to Realnews.

He disclosed that the Corps will invite National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, for accreditation of the facility for the use of the general public as a testing centre.

According to him, “it is not a coincidence that this equipment is coming on stream at this time when the Corona virus disease is ravaging the whole world.

“Since we find ourselves in this situation, more effort will be made to support the government and general public as part of the national response plan,” Gana stated.





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