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“PUBLISH THE NAMES AND DESIGNATIONS OF CHINESE MEDICAL EXPERTS”- NMA TO FG

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The Nigerian Medical Association has reiterated its stance against the arrival of the 15-man Chinese medical team in Nigeria.


The umbrella body of medical and dental practitioners in Nigeria released a statement highlighting its concerns about the donations given by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.


In the statement jointly signed by the President and Secretary of the NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile and Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote, the body stated that “we are aware that the Chinese team will provide ‘CCECC employees with critical and necessary healthcare assistance’, as stated by the Managing Director of the CCECC. It does not seem likely that the team will NOT have contact with Nigerian patients as the Presidential Task Force(PTF) will have us believe. CCECC has Nigerian workers among her employees.”

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It further disclosed that “we call on all health professionals to be wary of uncertified Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) from China. We demand a thorough screening of the so-called medical team of experts by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and other relevant regulatory bodies to verify their status, as we call on the the Federal Government to publish the names and designation of the ‘medical experts’.”


The body also lamented the state of health sector in Nigeria which has caused brain drain of healthcare workers and urged the government to use this time to revive the sector.


However, the NMA expressed appreciation to the CCECC for its participation in the construction of two isolation centres in Abuja while also stating that it is not different from GTBank’s donation to the Lagos State Government.


The NMA also reaffirmed its commitment to the wellbeing of Nigerians and dissociated itself from claims of “purported consultations with any politician/group of politicians on any position we take on the COVID-19 pandemic,” stating that “we are minded by the altruistic intentions for the good of the country.”

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One Comment

  1. Patricia

    April 10, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Very impressive, we shouldn’t jump at every offer that looks good on the periphery

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