Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, on Wednesday disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the immediate release of N200m to the Lagos State Government as Federal Government’s direct support to the state in its efforts aimed at containing the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease.
He added that he had written to a Canadian firm to see whether it can extend another trial drug, TKM Ebola, to Nigeria. The minister said any drug received would be made to pass through the nation’s Health Ethics Committee before it would be administered on any patient. He noted that, “Presently, we have not stopped requesting for drugs, I have requested from a company in Canada and a lot of Nigerians including the High Commissioner in Nigeria to Canada are making that request to see whether the other drug being manufactured in Canada called TKM Ebola would also be extended to Nigeria.”
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