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Covid-19: Allied health professionals condemn FG’s plan to invite Chinese doctors

By Danmaryam Zayamu


The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals have condemned in strong terms the plan by the Federal Government to bring in Chinese medical doctors to support in the fight against Covid-19.

In a statement signed by its President and General Secretary, Dr. Ogbonna Chimela Obinna and Egbanubi Martin Adekunle, respectively, the group urged the federal government to put the plan on hold “in the midst of the controversies surrounding China’s involvement in the Covid-19.”

The statement reads: “The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals totally condemn the move by the federal government in her new plan to invite the Chinese medical doctors into Nigeria.

“The questions to ask are; have they found the cure?; what experience are they coming to impact that our health care Professionals have not been using?

“We handled bird flu, Lassa fever, Ebola diseases ourselves without the invitation of any foreign based experts. It’s not even ideal now that the entire world is suspecting China in the complexities of this covid-19.

“How are we sure that these Chinese doctors are not coming in with the muted strain of the coronavirus which may be genetically more harmful to the black race?

“The Union, therefore, strongly advice the federal government to tread softly on this matter. It is better to put this plan on hold in the midst of the controversies surrounding China’s involvement in Covid-19.”

Written by ExpressDay

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