“My Company Can Produce 120,000 Monthly, No Need for the FG to Import Face” Masks Aisha Abubakar Achonu tells FG.
As a mid-capacity factory, the Federal government doesn’t have to import, we can produce at least four thousand clothe and surgical masks a day….
…..Nigeria has people in Nigeria with the technical know-how on how to produce personal medical protective equipments…..We have reached out to them, we just want them to listen.
…..Our economy has long been dependent on importation and empowering other economies…..we can produce at least four thousand clothe and surgical masks a day….
As the Corona Virus Pandemic accelerates, global healthcare systems have become overwhelmed with potentially infectious seeking testing and care. Preventing the spread to and from healthcare workers and patients,relies on the use of personal protective equipment, glove, face masks, air purifying respirators, goggles, ventilators and gowns. A critical shortage of all of these is has already developed in areas of high demand and is projected to develop in areas of low demand and low infection such as Nigeria. Personal protective equipment formally ubiquitous and disposable in hospital environment is now a scarce commodity. The time when it is need most to care for highly infectious patients. An increase in supply in response to this new demand would require a large increase in manufacturing, a process that would take time which many healthcare systems do not have given the rapid increase in theCovid-19 patients. Adedayo Adejobi in an interview with the Chief Executive Officer,Fashion Spaces Garment Factory (SGFA), Aisha Abubakar- Achonu ,a company that manufactures surgical masks, gowns and other medical equipments- asks the question on Nigeria’s preparedness for the pandemic and why the economy has long been dependent on importation and empowering other economies…..