The struggle to stay alive has become the reality of many COVID-19 Patient who has test positive to the deadly virus, However the inability to get inadequate test kits has also been the challenge of many African countries.
Meanwhile, this challenge has brought the creativity of many Africans who developed test kits and ventilators for COVID-19 Patients.
Naija News Understands that Senegal has developed one of the world’s most affordable coronavirus testing kits, which costs $1 (N360.50) each, $60 (N2,163) 3D printed ventilators.
This online media platform understands that a Senegalese lab (Institut Pasteur de Dakar) started development very affordable and easy to use Covid-19 testing kit in march which can deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile several Nigerian has praised the Senegalese Government for the laudable initiative here are the reactions as follow
According to https://t.co/6AnUxfF4N4 Senegal conducted total of 466 tests since March to date… someone is not telling the truth because they reporter is saying, they are testing everyone with or without symptoms unlike most countries…
— Ben Maluleke (@ben_apple5) April 27, 2020
Meanwhile my country people and the rest of the blame game MVPs around the world can you see Senegal ? Get with the programme … Innovators rule the world! #COVID19
— b.o.n.d (@BOND1010) April 27, 2020
Don’t joke with our unarguable giant status please. We are still giants in corruption and politicians that earn the highest emoluments…and maybe population
— The Advocate & 5 Others (@Sleeksly2) April 27, 2020
They will soon come and say Nigeria doesn’t have money, forgetting that planning is also important to any process of governance. What Senegal has achieved is very commendable
— MCFC (@marhezmcfc) April 27, 2020
Asides donation from EU, Nigeria has gone to borrow money from IMF to tackle covid-19
Audio donations from private sector… palliatives for their personal bank accounts… NCDC is begging and seriously looking for more test kits
— boxy (@boxypiper) April 27, 2020
Where are Nigerian scientists and law breakers? This is no time for sentiments or political differences. Senegal has thrown up challenges.
— Abdullahi Mohammed (@mohammedmd586) April 27, 2020
Many Americans aren’t remotely prepared to accept that our government isn’t doing more because it doesn’t want to…not because it can’t. If Senegal can do it, so can we.
But in America we put corporate profits over lives and as quiet as it’s kept…the govt dgaf about us. https://t.co/dGkeBYYfwO
— Brian. (@_blackintellect) April 27, 2020
President @MBuhari‘s administration has commissioned the locally Made-in-Nigeria mobile ventilators and safety tunnel to improves Nigeria’s capacity to contained the deadly corona virus in Nigeria.
Nigeria, doing far better than your almighty Senegal.pic.twitter.com/sMGzKj0Wlx
— General Michael Akanji (@mickiebrownkie) April 27, 2020