The combined efforts of Samsung and MTN have led to donation of 500 units of Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Smartphone to the Federal Ministry of Health.
The smartphones are intended for data capturing and case reporting of COVID-19.
Expressing appreciation, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire commended the delegation of Samsung and MTN Nigeria for the donation.
The minister appreciated the contributions made by individuals and organisations through donations of medicines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the ministry for the containment of COVID-19.
He revealed that he sat with his team daily to receive situation reports from every level – States, Local Governments, Treatment Centres to see how to review treatments of COVID-19 patients.
“Nigeria is very grateful; we shall make the best use of the items and integrating them to whatever that we have to improve service delivery,” he said.
Ehanire told his visitors and donors that his team was trying to reduce the rate of infection and improve service delivery in order “to keep our fatality rate lower than what we have in other countries”.
According to him, Nigeria has 2.2 per cent fatality rate of COVID-19 while other countries have four and five per cent.
“We hope that we can keep these fatalities lower with adequate messaging and appropriate information dissemination; and of course, the technical aspect of carrying out testing, isolation, treatment, etc; all of these data-driven and getting the entire system working smoother,” he said.
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