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Covid-19: Reps Reject Importation Of Chinese Doctors

7 April 2020 National News News


The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has rejected the decision of the Federal Government to import Chinese doctors into the country to fight COVID-19.

The Caucus, in a statement signed by its Leader Ndudi Elumelu, warned  that bringing in medical personnel from the epicenter of the dreaded disease will expose the nation to further danger.

The lawmakers specifically asked the Federal Government to immediately rescind its decision and jettison all plans to import doctors from the hotbed of the plague into our country at this critical time.

They further noted that Nigerian doctors and nurses well doing well so far in managing the scourge, and expressed fears that “bringing in Chinese medical personnel, whose status, intentions and scope cannot be easily ascertained and controlled was totally against national interest.

The statement further urged the Federal Government to note the apprehensions of Nigerians and professional bodies including the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) over the decision adding it had been alleged that the pandemic escalated in certain countries after Chinese doctors were reportedly allowed to come to their aid.

In addition to widespread trepidations over the safety of medical equipment and kits from China at this point in time.

The caucus while commending Nigerians for their resilience and collaborative effort in fighting the spread of the pandemic in the country urged them to continue to adhere to health safety procedure.


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