Amidst the outbreak of Conoravirus disease in nations, and currently present in Nigeria. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) have rejected the plans by the Federal Government to invite Chinese Doctors into the country, the group described it as an embarrassment to their members and health workers in the country.
This came as the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC yesterday announced 10 new Covid19 new cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 224.
The two medical bodies reacted in different statements, voicing their oppositions to Federal Government’s move.
In their press statement_president of NMA, Dr. Frances Faduyile expressed concern over government ‘s decision at this time of global pandemic said, the lack of Personal protective Equipment, PPE, grossly inadequate test kits centers across the country and absolute lack of any firm of insurance for the workforce were important issues begging for attention at this time.
He also said” it is a thing of embarrassment to the membership of the Association and other health workers who are giving their best in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic under working deplorable conditions, and a fragile health system to be subjected to the ignominy of not being carried along arriving at such decision.
On NARD’s reaction, they association warn the government about the consequences of extending invitation to Chinese Nationals following the outbreak of Conoravirus, they claimed that inviting the Chinese is suicidal, they accused the government of Championing illegality by its intention