NIMR to Partner Mobihealth on Teleconsultation COVID-19 Home Swab Test


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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.

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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.

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