Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Thank has given a list of seven basic items that Nigeria must possess urgently in its fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The was disclosed in a statement by the Think Tank, which is comprised of 18 members drawn from all the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria and the diaspora (USA & Germany), on Thursday.
According to them, Nigeria is in dire need of Test kits, Molecular laboratories + skilled personnel, surgical face masks and cloth face coverings, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators and Ventilators, Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and other drugs, and a safety net fund to cater for 40 million unemployed and underemployed people.
The group said:
“Consider deploying final year medical and nursing students, retirees, and unemployed health professionals of all grades,”
Anap also urged Nigeria leaders to “accept assistance from all countries that have had success in controlling the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the area of training of local manpower.”