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Ministry of Defence activates COVID-19 test lab

Ministry of Defence Nigeria and the US Department of Defence have activated a Covid 19 testing Laboratory in 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba.

In his address, the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi retired said the ongoing coronavirus disease has continued to cause significant deaths globally. Nigeria has shared from the havoc with over 1,000,000 persons affected within a year.

The Minister of Defence, represented by the Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Defence, Dr. Olajide Johnson, said to promptly detect confirm isolate treat cases establishments of laboratories have been made possible through the collaboration between the Nigeria ministry of defense and that of the  US.

 In a remark, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, represented by the Director Medical Services Defence Headquarters, Commodore Nkem Ukpabi, expressed gladness about the centre’s activation.

Commodore Ukpabi said that the Nigerian military was one of the organizations that set up the Covid 19 response committee as early as March last year.

The initiative had ensured that soldiers and their families did not suffer much from Covid-19.

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