COVID-19 test: USAID donates mobile vehicle to Kaduna
From Mustapha Saye, Kaduna
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has formally received the mobile testing vehicle sent by USAID to support the state’s Covid-19 testing efforts.
The government is to use the vehicle to expand its community testing efforts for the duration of its deployment to the state.
The mobile testing vehicle uses GeneXpert machines for the Covid-19 test.
It could be recalled that the state has imported 9,800 of these test kits, the first to do so, though it is seeking to import 40,000 more to meet its target of 50,000 Covid-19 tests.
14 of the 407 GeneXpert machines in the country are in health facilities within the state.
The state government is making efforts to provide one GeneXpert machine in every local government area with complementary equipment such as Level 2 biosafety cabinet, sample refrigerators and reagent refrigerators.