NASENI Produces the First Nigerian-made Ventilator.
After the Nigerian government pleaded for the supply of ventilators publicly which resulted to a national embarrasment, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)steps up their game by producing the first Nigerian-made ventilators.
Ventilator is one of the vital equipment in the treatment of coronavirus patients. NASENI equally produced mobile sprayers, which are to be used to disinfect Nigerian cities and homes.
This development is aimed at combating the COVID-19 disease in the country.
According to the spokesman of NASENI, Segun Ayeoyenikan who disclosed on Monday that Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, would unveil the devices on Tuesday (today).
Few days ago, The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, recently begged for ventilators from an American billionaire.
However, The government eventually has withdrawn this plea that was widely seen as a national embarrassment.
Nigeria reportedly has just a few ventilators, a development which has been attributed to the neglect of the country’s health sector over the years.
Some of the country’s major health institutions, including the high profile State House Clinic, located in the Presidential Villa, the seat of power, lack basic equipment and drugs, even though they receive billions of naira in allocations annually.
The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe impact in most of the advanced countries, has forced Nigerian leaders who contracted the disease to seek treatment in the country.