Ehanire: FG to provide 10-bed ICU in every state
Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health has revealed that the federal government will be providing 10-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in every state as part of strategies to provide critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
This revelation was made by Ehanire during the presidential briefings coordinated by the Communications Team at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Ehanire also revealed that the Federal Ministry of Health intends to develop as a matter of urgency the nation’s emergency medical service to respond to persons with medical distress.
He added that there is no specific treatment for COVID-19 but trials to improve therapeutics.
In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the Federal Government, on Monday, warned Nigerians against patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from private individuals.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, while speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, said the Federal Government was aware of official reports of large scale fraud and counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines already in circulation.
He said the Federal Government was not ready to procure vaccines from private importers, adding that no vaccine would be allowed into Nigeria without being certified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
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