The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday said the institution will partner Mobihealth to commence a Teleconsultation COVID-19 home swab test.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of NIMR made the announcement on his verified Twitter account.
Mobihealth is innovative telemedicine and digital healthcare platform with a mission to, provide everyone on the planet timely access to quality healthcare services from around the world.
Salako twitted:” Today, NIMR concludes partnership with Mobihealth to conduct an R&D on Teleconsultation guided COVID19 home swab test.
“The dates for commencement of the exercise will be made known to the public soon.
“This will be a privately funded initiative with dedicated resources.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institute started a drive through testing of COVID-19 on March 30, in partnership with Lifebank, led by Temie Giwa-Tubosun.
NIMR was established in 1977 to conduct research on diseases of public health importance in Nigeria.