Health Ministry gets 800,000 products, PPEs

The Federal Government has received 800,000 units of hygiene products from RB Nigeria, makers of dettol and Jik.

Items donated to the Federal Ministry of Health are antiseptic disinfectants, dettol soaps, Jik bleach, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and 100 mobile handwash units.

Worth N65 million, the products are part of efforts to contain COVID-19 in the country, and the global ‘Fight for Access Fund’, aimed at improving access to health, hygiene and nutrition.

As of yesterday, Johns Hopkins  ranked Nigeria as the second country in Africa with the most infected nationals.

Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire, on receiving the items in Abuja, said: “You have been in business for five decades, which tells us you know the health history of Nigeria.

“The need for hygiene cannot now be any more emphasised. What you have brought here will go a long way. We will distribute it to our agencies. We’ll take an inventory of all of it and declare it to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

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