Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has raised alarm over a major shortfall in Coronavirus test kits in the country.
In his tweet on Sunday at 1.50pm, Ihekweazu said “we’re desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing”.
He provided specifications of the test kits needed in the country as Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer) manufactured by Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc.
Suppliers have been provided with an email address firstname.lastname@example.org to contact NCDC to deliver the product for payment.
See his tweet below;