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COVID-19: NIMR commends Olam Group for donating PPE, other items



Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director-General General, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos, has commended Olam Group for donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items to support its COVID-19 activities.

Salako, through his verified twitter handle, on Friday said the donation was midwifed by Mobihealth, an international innovative telemedicine and digital healthcare platform.

“Grateful to Mobihealth who midwifed donation of PPE and other materials by Olam Group to support our drive/work through testing.

“We appreciate the support of Flour Mills of Nigeria, Sterling Bank, Daystar Christian Church, UTL Trust and others,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the director-general of NIMR had on May 15, announced that the institute would be partnering with Mobihealth to commence Teleconsultation COVID-19 home swab test.

NAN also recalls that the institute started a drive-through testing of people for 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.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Olagoke Olatoyel (NAN)