Port Harcourt — Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Indorama Fertiliser, says that its molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC will help to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general.
This is as NCDC, yesterday announced that it has accredited five new molecular laboratories, including Indorama Molecular Laboratory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, making a total of 58 of such laboratories in 30 states of the country.
Apart from Indorama Company Molecular Lab, other four laboratories accredited for the testing of COVID-19 in the country, as announced yesterday by NCDC include, Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin; ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi; State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.
Head, Corporate Communications, Indorama-Nigeria, Dr Jossy Nkwocha, disclosed that the Indorama Molecular Laboratory will help fight COVID-19 and sustain agriculture and industralisation in the country.
Nkwocha added that it’s molecular laboratory with state-of-the-art medical equipment is to ensure that over 7,000 workforce that enters the company complex, are safe through regular testing and treatment for anyone found positive for the virus.
“The Indorama Molecular Laboratory will therefore add strategic value to the sustenance of the company’s production of fertilizers for Nigerian farmers and the production of petrochemical products for various industries.
“Indorama fertiliser has remained very strategic in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, and ensuring food security across the country.
“The Managing Director of Indorama-Nigeria, Mr. Manish Mundra, has expressed appreciation to the Rivers State Ministry of Health and the NCDC for their guidance in actualising the setting up of the molecular laboratory.”