The Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC) says it’s making all efforts to extend its testing capability for the COVID-19 within the nation.
The Director-Common of the fee, Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this on Friday, throughout a briefing by the Presidential Job Pressure on the COVID-19 in Abuja.
He, nevertheless, admitted that the struggle towards the pandemic has been restricted by funds and infrastructure and the largest limitation – human assets.
“We’re not just limited by funds or infrastructure, but the biggest limitation is the human resources, the people that have already been trained in molecular diagnostics testing,” Ihekewazu stated.
“This isn’t one thing which you can choose volunteers up and ask them to begin testing.
“It’s a really difficult course of and the individuals doing this, are the identical individuals doing the precise testing, so we’ve to discover a stability between constructing capability, rising throughput and truly assuring testing”.
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In response to him, international our bodies have insisted on getting individuals examined as quick as doable however whereas velocity is necessary, security can also be necessary and there needs to be a stability of each.
The NCDC boss additionally famous that the realities around the globe are usually not the identical and for Nigeria, the President has requested officers to solely stick with what works for the nation.
“Getting extra individuals examined is one thing that’s being talked about globally and you’d all have been following this dialog. And it’s precisely what we’ve been making an attempt to do – to enhance our capability to check.
“However we should accomplish that safely and we should be sure that within the effort to do it rapidly, we keep the due diligence and be sure that each take a look at that we offer to each Nigeria is genuine. When it’s unfavourable, it’s unfavourable. When it’s constructive, it’s constructive.
“The realities around the globe are usually not the identical and Mr President has requested us to not look east or west however to search out the suitable options contemplating the circumstances in our nation,”.