The federal government stated on Monday, July 13, that it’s working in the direction of getting extra oxygen to take care of emergencies as deaths resulting from coronavirus complications keep rising.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, stated this in Abuja in the course of the briefing of the COVID-19 task force.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 stated the number of patients hospitalized with the lethal virus is on the rise and the most important concern of the federal government is to have sufficient oxygen nationwide to take care of emergencies.
“An enhanced risk communication strategy becomes inevitable when we realise that within the last 24 hours, the world witnessed the largest single day cases of 230,370 while in Nigeria, last week recorded the highest weekly fatality of 70 deaths,” the SGF stated.
He stated there were plans to establish one sample collection centre in every of the 774 local government areas within the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
Tanks of oxygen are used to treat individuals with breathing problems, a typical downside confronted by some COVID-19 patients. When the case is severe, a ventilator is deployed.