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Kaduna State Government Received Mobile Testing Vehicle To Tackle The Spread Of COVID-19

Covid-19 mobile testing vehicle

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has formally received the mobile testing vehicle for COVID-19 sent by USAID to support the state’s Covid-19 testing efforts. In the effort to curtail the spread of “novel coronavirus” in the state. KDSG is using the vehicle to expand its community testing efforts for the duration of its deployment to the state.

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The “mobile testing vehicle” uses GeneXpert machines for the Covid-19 test. KDSG has imported 9800 of these test kits, the first government in Nigeria to do so. The state is seeking to import 40,000 more to meet its target of 50,000 Covid-19 tests.

14 of the 407 GeneXpert machines in Nigeria are in “health facilities” within Kaduna State. KDSG is making efforts to provide one GeneXpert machine in every LGA with complementary equipment such as Level 2 biosafety cabinet, sample refrigerators and reagent refrigerators.

KADUNA UPDATE: Governor Nasir El-Rufai has formally received the mobile testing vehicle sent by USAID to support the...

Posted by The Governor of Kaduna State on Thursday, June 18, 2020

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