China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the company which funded the Chinese “medical doctors” trip to Nigeria, has provided further explanation of their trip.
According to the CCECC, which spoke in a statement on its Twiter page, the team has been focusing only on assigned duties in Nigeria.
According to them, the doctors were not only treating Nigerians positive for coronavirus.
It added that the team was assisting in setting up isolation centres and has provided medical support and training to its staff.
The statement said after a 14-day quarantine and necessary tests, the medical team has been carrying out its “assigned mission”.
“The medical personnel are in Nigeria at the instance of CCECC Nigeria and they have been at all times under the care and accommodation of CCECC. During their stay in Nigeria, they have complied with all known immigration and health protocols.”
The company reiterated that “the mandate of the team, as mutually agreed with all stakeholders, does not cover treatment of COVID-19 cases“.
It said in dealing with both the CCECC and the Nigerian health officials, the doctors only play an advisory role.
“They would continue to engage with CCECC management and staff will always be willing to engage with Nigerian health officials and other stakeholders whenever and wherever it is necessary to do so.”
Full statement below: