In a bid to increase the number of testing centres in the country, the National Center for Disease control (NCDC) has approved Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital in Anambra one of the coronavirus testing centre.
This approval was contained in a document, National Strategy to Scale Up Access to Coronavirus Disease testing in Nigeria.
The document noted that increase in testing centre is being prioritized by the Federal Ministry of Health as main strategy towards the containment of the pandemic.
The NCDC document added, that ”Nigeria has only 12 functional testing facilities in eight states with the capacity to conduct minimal of 1500 tests per day in Lagos and 1000 tests per day in Abuja and others.”
“In order to characterise the outbreak and understand the transmission of COVID-19, more people need to be tested. To achieve good results means leveraging the capacities and assets from other national disease programmes for efficiency,” the document concluded