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COVID-19: Two Nigerian techies fix ventilators F.O.C. @JUTH – ITREALMS


… Atiku applauds them

Two Nigerians have fixed some ventilators at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Free-Of-Charge (FOC) as their own contributions to the ongoing battle to curb ChineseVirus-19 also known as Coronavirus or COVID-19 in the country, reports ITREALMS.

The duo of Gyang William and Nura Jibrin, ITREALMS gathered from an eye witness, Femi Johnson, they had quietly walked into JUTH and requested to fixed all their broken down ventilators at “NO COST” as part of their contribution to fight Covid-19.

This is coming as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commended them and threw his weight behind homegrown efforts to win #COVID-19.

Confirming this, the registrar of JUTH, Dr. Daniel Meshak, was quoted as saying that the cost of one ventilator ranges between $30,000 to $50,000 (about N12 million to N18 million).

The above figure, he noted would be “before you add tax, custom duty, freight, etc. That will make us appreciate their contribution.”

Dr. Meshak also revealed that the duo of Gyang and Nura, have so far fixed two that were considered scrap thereby bringing the total number of ventilators in JUTH to 6.

“In many cases, persons infected by coronavirus require ventilator to survive and its a critical tool in the fight against this disease,” he declared.

Meanwhile, the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commended the efforts of the duo.

He said, “I commend these moves aimed at seeking homegrown solutions to the #COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria. Also commendable are the efforts of Gyang William and Nura Jibrin, who at their discretion and no cost, fixed faulty ventilators at Jos University Teaching Hospital, in Plateau State.”

Atiku in a recent Tweet, reiterated his support for a homegrown solution and efforts to battle COVID-19.

Nenye Dom/Editor with additional reports by Femi Johnson.

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