As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, one of Nigeria’s leading facilities management and marketing companies, Confederated Facilitators Limited, CFL is set to launch fast result oriented medical test kit into the Nigerian market.
The facility company, which is doing this in partnership with its British partner, would on Wednesday launch the lofty project.
These are Rapid Antigen test kits produced in South Korea and have been highly effective in the testing of suspected cases of Coronavirus in United Kingdom, USA and other parts of Europe as well as flashpoint in Asia like China The product turns out result in 20 minutes after application on suspected Covid-19 cases. It tests for the existence of current and live infections in individuals.
The Managing Director of CFL, Lai Omotola who laments the number of days awaiting results of tested cases in Nigeria following the PCR and antibodies procedures currently used in the country, says there is need to test more at a faster and cheaper rate considering the huge population size of Nigeria. These Antigen tests are particularly useful, faster and cheaper in Resource Deficient geographies where PCRs are not readily available.
He added that the country cannot afford to continue with the present system of testing ahead of expected spike in the number of cases as relaxation of the lockdown in place the last one month, commences this Monday.
Omotola appealed to the Private Sector and other stakeholders to step out on behalf of the Federal and State Governments to massively patronise the product in order to ensure a better and faster management of the testing procedures.
It was reliably gathered that the CFL and its UK based partner, will make available about 750,000 Antigen tests into the Nigerian market this week.