The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it didn’t invite the Chinese doctors who arrived in the country last Wednesday to help with the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this when he appeared on Channels TV’s News at 10 on Saturday.
In his clarification, the Minister disclosed that the doctors were invited by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to help with the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Naija News recalls the 15-man medical team arrived on Wednesday evening and the development has been attracting lots of reactions from individual Nigerians and institutions including the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).
Speaking on why the doctors are in Nigeria, Ehanire said: “I think in the first place we didn’t bring them in, and I think China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in its wisdom and probably in its corporate social responsibility thought they should bring people in to come and help us and give advice.”
“We didn’t issue an invitation, but we are not unhappy that they are here because we can learn from their experience.
“These people have been through it, and we want to start with a video conferencing with them even while they are isolated so that we can try to learn from their experiences.
“There is nothing better than learning from someone who has actually suffered an event and been inflicted with an injury.”
Meanwhile, this online medium reports the coronavirus infection was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. As at the last update given by the NCDC on Sunday evening, Nigeria has 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths recorded.
Source: Naija News