NIGERIAN Military has provided 17 isolation and treatment centres across the six geopolitical zones of the country in support of the Federal Government of Nigeria towards tackling the COVID 19 pandemic.
As was contained in a press statement signed by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, the Centres are as follows:
South West: 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba and 2 Division Hospital, Ibadan.
South South: Military Hospital, Port Harcourt, Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar and Military Hospital, Benin. South East has 211 Regiment Group Medical Centre, Owerri and 82 Division Military Hospital, Enugu.
Others included; North Central has 161 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Makurdi and 22 Brigade Medical Centre, Ilorin. North West:44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, 465 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kano, 263 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura and 119 Composite Group Medical Centre, Sokoto while North East has 261 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Bauchi, 163 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Yola, 7 Division Military HospitalMaiduguri and 27 Task Force Brigade Field Ambulance, Damaturu
Further to this, a good number of Armed Forces of Nigerian medical personnel have been earmarked to be trained on the management of COVID 19 cases, which would be done in liaison with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the statement said.
” In the same vein, about 48 Disaster Response Units of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are on Notice To Move in conjunction with NEMA. These units will handle operations other than medicals that may arise in the course of this non kinetic military operation.”
” the Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt, this include the Presidential Directive given by the President and Commander In Chief, during his address to the nation on the COVID 19 Pandemic, on March 29.’
“The High Command of Nigerian Military hereby solicits for the support of the general public in this trying period of the fight against COVID 19 in adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.”