Nigeria in Third Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic
Nigerian Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria is currently experiencing a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
He disclosed this at the press briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 and urged that all hands should be on deck in sample collection, reporting, and treatment of cases as according to him, only 17 states made data or sample submissions in the last wave of the pandeic.
The Minister said;“I wish to use the opportunity to again solicit more participation of our states in the roles they have to play, at this very trying time, in sample collection, preparing Isolation and treatment centers and providing logistics for movement of commodities and patients and reporting to the various COVID-19 pillars.“
“The federal ministry of health is engaging resident doctors who have embarked on industrial action with a view to quickly resolving the issues. While this is ongoing, medical directors at federal and state hospitals are directed to ensure that service delivery is not disrupted in their centres.”
He explained that the ministry is ready to receive cases in the face of the third wave threat, adding that there are available beds and oxygen supply at treatment centers while also urging Nigerians to observe all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.