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COVID-19: NIMR lauds firm for donating medical equipment

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The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba in Lagos, says it has received donation of medical equipment from a firm toward the fight against novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known on his twitter handle on Sunday in Lagos.

Salako commended the Unique Instruments and Science Company Limited for donating the equipment saying that it would boost the institute’s COVID-19 testing capacity.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the institute started a drive through testing of COVID-19 on March 30, in partnership with Lifebank, led by Temie Giwa-Tubosun.

”We received yesterday a donation of Taqman 2019nCov reagents by Thermofisher Scientific from Unique Instruments & Science Company Limited.

“This definitely will improve our laboratory’s capacity to do more tests.

“We thank Unique Instruments & Science Company for this kind gesture,” Salako twitted.

NAN reports that NIMR was established in 1977 to conduct research on diseases of public health importance in Nigeria.

Edited By: Angela Okisor/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

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