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Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by mistarsam(m): 3:20pm On Mar 31, 2020
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at a press briefing on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria

Nigeria may not need many ventilators for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said

Mr Ehanire while answering questions from journalists, on Monday, agreed that the country does not have enough of the medical equipment needed to stabilise a respiratory distressed patient.

The shortage of ventilators in the country has been a source of concern for many Nigerians including lawmakers and public health experts.

A ventilator, a machine that pumps air in and out of the lungs, is needed to assist some patients to breathe.

COVID-19 is a disease that affects the respiratory system, hence the number of hospitalised patients that would need breathing assistance is likely to also increase if the ailment spikes in Nigeria.

This has been evident in other countries where the aliments are being treated.

However, Mr Ehanire said most of the cases handled so far in the country have been mild and as such the country might not need to stock or purchase respirators to manage patients during the outbreak.

As of Monday night, Nigeria has recorded 131 cases of COVID-1919 and two deaths.

No enough ventilators

Speaking to journalists at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja on Monday, the minister said no country has enough ventilators.

“There is no one country in this world that has enough ventilators. You know in one major country we all know, the president of that country (I don’t want to mention names) ordered a major automobile company to stop and start manufacturing ventilators


“Also in other European country, they also ordered them to start because they didn’t have enough.

“So for ventilators, we can say we don’t have enough. Of all the cases we have had so far, only one actually requires a ventilator, the others didn’t require ventilator,” he said.


Mr. Ehanire said if the need for ventilator arises, the available ones will be moved to the state where it is needed.

“Like I said, probably just 4 per cent or less of the cases that you get requires ventilator.

“What we have done beyond taking inventory of the ventilators in government hospitals, We have gone far to take inventory of what is in private hospital and they are ready to make them available to us

”We have an arrangement that makes it possible that if you need more ventilators in Abuja we can send them from Lagos.

“If Lagos needs more ventilators, we can bring them from Enugu or anywhere so that we can be able to meet our needs as they are.

“The number of ventilators you have is not exactly what will determine your survival but we have the strategy to be able to carry ventilators from one place to the other,” he said.


He said early detection of cases will help patients not get into the state of requiring a ventilator.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/384991-coronavirus-nigeria-may-not-need-many-ventilators-for-patients-minister.html

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by nakaman: 3:33pm On Mar 31, 2020
So for ventilators, we can say we don’t have
enough. Of all the cases we have had so far, only
one actually requires a ventilator, the others didn’t
require ventilator,” he said.
if am not misquoting, so one patient actually needs air, besides with the contributions am seeing so far, Nigeria can start buying n reselling ventilators if they want to.

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Ifiegboria(m): 3:43pm On Mar 31, 2020
I hope so oh

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by viccipedia: 3:51pm On Mar 31, 2020
No need to buy more, the available ones can be flown all over where they’re needed. Wonderful!
God protect us from evil!

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by BruncleZuma: 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
undecided undecided undecided undecided

Who is still surprised? Abeg make una prepare for the mass burials wen dem already don plan keep.

The above statement is my opinion on this matter, and it's not up for discussion.

The military second eleven orishirishi was not a plan to build or maintain field hospitals but to maintain order and discard corpses.

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by tuoyoojo(m): 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
What a lot of people need is money in their pockets

Its just day one of the sit at home and some people eye don dey red

No light for house

No food to buy even for those with money

Price of food stuff has skyrocketed

Hunger , malaria , diabetes and controlled hypertension would kill more people in Nigeria than corona

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Grace001: 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
Interesting

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by shiki(m): 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
cheesy
Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Hausaboy239(m): 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
So even if we don’t use it now its not going to be useful in the future??

Upon all the donations that they have received,sometimes when some of our public officers say somethings you start thinking if they were High before making some statements.

But what do you expect from a Health minister that studied accounting?

Forget this government cox they don’t give a shit about you! #Staysafe

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by allanphash7(m): 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by StagethemTVee: 4:19pm On Mar 31, 2020
When the ministers, senators, governors and others are stocking up stolen billions, do they consider they may not need every kobo of it? Mr Minister, please purchase thousands of ventilators now whether they will be needed or not, they will serve our hospitals and citizens nationwide after this phase.

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by KingsJohnson(m): 4:20pm On Mar 31, 2020
Which goes to support the fact that what Nigerians are suffering from might not be Covid-19, but something different

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by xynerise: 4:20pm On Mar 31, 2020
Who is the one?

Abba K?

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by StrikeBack(m): 4:20pm On Mar 31, 2020
If you don't need atleast get them incase

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by manuelreports: 4:20pm On Mar 31, 2020
Ok
Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Jaynom(m): 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
grin Jokers! Looking for reasons not to buy ventilators. Looking for reasons to divert the monetary contributions made by well meaning Nigerians. Looking for reasons to STEAL!

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by datola: 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
We will not need them by God's grace

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by senatepresido: 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
The guy is now trending with code 19 grin

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Nobody: 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
Imagine If hunger wire person wet dey house, won't he go out to do desperate things to get food? Common sense...
Hunger is a great weapon to cause kerfuffle..
USA economy is better than ours, since we Copy all their steps, why can't we copy them to share money among citizen, xo hunger won't finish people..

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by CzarChris(m): 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
Oluwa!
I know you brought me to Nigeria to help raise this country, but Baba the leaders we have here are practically destroying everything in their wake. Abeg this one pass me, Lord come and intervene in this country, because from what I see this government is preparing for mass burials, but na dem we go bury not the masses.
Guard your children Lord from this vampires.

Amen!!!


Modified: what's hard in asking innoson to mass produce ventilators and keep it in case of the unknown? Or simply mass produce and donate to hospitals around the country?
Bunch of clueless ignoramuses. angry

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Nobody: 4:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
Who did this to us? cheesy cheesy

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Built2last: 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
Was this not same man that said to CoronaVirus, Nigeria is ready to battle you.

He talks too much.

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by medTechworld(f): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
The more i try to understand what is going on in this country, the more confused i become

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Coronavirus84: 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
Inside life. Wetin dis one know?

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Nobody: 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
The corona virus in Nigeria is different from the corona virus in the rest of the world...This is my conclusion!

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by oyewale0001(m): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
Nigeria coronavirus is on a different level. I hail my country. This is called naijacoro.

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Tonymegabush1(m): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
Different answer to the same question all the time...

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Solmax(m): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
We don't have enough not we won't need many, since we are yet to see the end of this pandemic

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Oyikoha(m): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
Spitting rubbish

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Re: Coronavirus: Nigeria May Not Need Many Ventilators For Patients – Minister by Dariye(m): 4:22pm On Mar 31, 2020
This is just another lame excuse to divert funds to other unnecessary things. At the end, we'll hear that billions of naira has been spent with nothing to show for it.

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