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COVID-19: Nigeria Introduces Mobile Testing And Treatment Vehicles


Report says, the Nigerian Government has introduced mobile testing and treatment vehicles to combat Coronavirus in rural communities in the country.

While inspecting a prototype of the testing vehicle, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, and members of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, described the new innovation as  a ‘game-changer’ in the campaign against COVID-19.

It was gathered that, the mobile testing vehicles were conceptualised as part of the ‘Telemedicine Project for Rural Medical Services’ introduced by the National Space Research and Development Agency.

It is equipped with a bed, waiting room and laboratory testing facilities.

Onu said,
“This is a game-changer – this is essentially taking the hospital to the home with the facility we have here."

In the same vein, Acting Director-General of NASRDA, Jonathan Angulu, further added that the agency planned to take the telemedicine project to the 774 local government areas in the country.

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