FG receives 200 ventilator beds from US

USAID donates ventilator bed to Nigeria
Ernest Sunday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a donation of 200 ventilator beds promised by United States President Donald Trump and his administration to support the country fight the present COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health received the ventilator beds which was promised long ago from the USAID in Abuja.

In appreciation for the donation, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said, “We shall be taking delivery of medical ventilators to shore up our Intensive Care response capability, courtesy of the President and people of the United States of America.

“This donation consists of 200 ventilators, which, as we all know by now, are a critical component of the response strategy to save the lives of persons who have been severely impacted by this viral infection.

"They will certainly be of great benefit to the people of Nigeria, and I wish to convey the appreciation of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the government of Nigeria, to President Donald Trump and the United States Government for the generous consideration and friendly gesture.

“We particularly appreciate that this gift comes against the backdrop that the United States is also fighting its own fierce battle against the COVID-19 plague. We wish them the very best in this challenge.”

Ehanire applauded in person, Mary Beth Leonard for her care intense towards Nigeria.

He added, “I wish to also commend the United States Agency for International Development, the USCDC and the US Ambassador to Nigeria – Her Excellency Mary Beth Leonard, for their interest and engagement in Nigeria, even beyond the advent of COVID-19, " he continued.

“I conclude by requesting the United States Government to lend its full weight to global efforts to find efficacious therapeutics and vaccines to neutralise the threat of COVID-19 to the global community and to guarantee fair allocation to all countries and people.

“The speed and ease with which COVID-19 has spread across the globe clearly show that it is a threat to humankind. Without the full collaboration of all nations, the threat of COVID-19 to any one part of the world is a threat to all.”

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