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Covid-19: Military boosts fight with medical personnel deployment

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The Armed Forces of Nigeria has commenced the training of 80 of its medical personnel to manage COVID-19 cases in the country.

Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who briefed journalists yesterday at the Defence Headquarters Abuja, said the medical personnel who are being trained in batches would soon be deployed to the various units they would serve. He added that the recalling of retired Armed Forces medical personnel is in progress and explained that they have also provided an additional isolation and treatment centre, located at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos, bringing the number to 18 centres.

“Currently, Nigerian Air Force is operating at full capacity its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Yola. The plant is on 24 hours operation to ensure uninterrupted production of pure Liquefied Oxygen. The Liquefied Oxygen is being gasified and will be stored in cylinders for immediate supply to isolation centres and designated hospitals as will be directed.”

He also said that the viral videos trending online showing men in uniform are not genuine. “The general public should please disregard these videos and consider it as actions of mischief makers who intend to tarnish the good image, integrity and sterling achievements of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”

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