By Kemi Akintokun
Lagos – The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Lagos, on Thursday, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for donating a vehicle to the institute’s COVID-19 response team.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of NIMR, said on his verified Twitter handle that the donation would improve the institution efficiency and delivery.
Salako twitted: “Grateful to Chikwe NCDC DG and the entire NCDC team for donation of a Hilux vehicle to NIMR COVID-19 response team.
“This certainly will improve NIMR’s efficiency and delivery.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institute started a drive through testing of COVID-19 on March 30, in partnership with Lifebank, led by Temie Giwa-Tubosun.
NAN also reports that the institute had on June 2, launched Tele-consultation guided self-swab test to expedite COVID-19 testing in partnership with MobiHealth International.
NIMR was established in 1977 to conduct research on diseases of public health importance in Nigeria.