COVID-19: NAFDAC to monitor quality of Chinese medical supplies – FG

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The Federal Government has stated that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control would monitor and ensure the overall quality of medical supplies that were brought into the country from China yesterday.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known in a statement, where he stated that the team was not in Nigeria to treat patients but to conduct capacity building research based on their experiences.

According to the minister “All available resources shall be deployed to support the adequate engagement of Nigerian medical experts towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“Federal Ministry of Health assures that the Federal Government, through the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, will ensure the quality of all the medical supplies that were brought into the country.

“The Chinese medical team will provide first-hand experience and insights on how they were able to bring the spread of the disease under control.

“The donors, a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria, made this gesture in a show of solidarity and cooperation with the government as the world works together to contain this disease.’’

“It must be stressed that, following global best practices and in line with our advisory, the medical experts from China have gone into isolation for 14 days and will be tested for COVID-19, he added”.

Meanwhile, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, received coronavirus equipment and consumables worth 1.3 million dollars and some medical experts from China to provide healthcare assistance and possible measures on the containment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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