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Nigeria Covid-19 Vaccine Development

The virus keep spreading despite the intensive lockdown and quaratine order from the government, while the world await the vaccine to cure this novel Virus of Covid-19.

Kwara State medical team seem to be different from a state after Dr. Michael Oguntoye, the Director, Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency, on Saturday said the Federal and Kwara State Governments have spent N1 billion on vaccines and equipment.

With much and high development from the state in conjunction with the federal government the doctor stated that vaccines cold chain equipment that would be operating on a solar direct drive in Kwara had been installed across the 117 electoral wards in the state.

“This 117 is just the first tranche of the cold chain equipment, another tranche is coming as the second batch.

“By the time the second tranche comes before the year runs out, all the other wards that don’t have cold chain equipment will have.

“So the strategy is that in every ward, across the state, there should be at least one functional cold chain equipment that can be used to store vaccines.

“This is to make vaccines available and make potent and efficacious vaccines available to the end-users,” he said.

vaccines needed to be properly stored under ideal condition, adding the storage had to do with specialised equipment powered by electricity.

According to him, electricity in the country is a challenge, coupled with the fact that cold chain equipment is very expensive, not readily available and required a lot for maintenance.

“This is the reason why the state government and partners procured the equipment, to equip primary healthcare centres and wards including secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities,”

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