Kaduna Govt, DICON Partner To Mass Produce Personal Protective Equipment To Beat CoronaVirus Spread


    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    In accelerated efforts being made to check the spread of the CoronaVirus pandemic also known as COVID-19, the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) is set to mass produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government.

    This was disclosed by the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe during a State broadcast on the update of the activities of Kaduna State COVID-19 Task force, on Thursday April 9, 2020. 
    “In our collaborative efforts, we had earlier reached out to the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) and I am pleased to report that it has started yielding fruits as DICON has produced an array of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), these  have been sent to the Ministry of Health for Quality Assurance,” she said.

    According to her, already, samples of the PPE have been submitted for  quality check.

    “The corporation promised to produce these equipment en mass, if the samples meet the specified quality. It is often said that necessity is the mother of inventions; the efforts of DICON  have underscored this timeless dictum,” she added.


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