The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has vowed that its members would not interact or collaborate with the 15-member Chinese medical team that arrived Nigeria yesterday.
NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, said for the physicians to practise in the country, they would have to go through the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), write examinations, and if they are successful, they could practise in the country.
His statement was in spite of the assurance of the federal government that the Chinese medical team would not be practising medicine during their mission, but focusing on installing medical equipment and training Nigerians on their operations, among others. The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, explained the reason for their visit.
The minister of health Osagie Ehanire however noted that the Chinese visitors will be in quarantine for 14-days.
MEANWHILE – Nigeria recorded 22 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 276. The new cases were announced last night by Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC. As at 9pm, NCDC said there are 276 confirmed cases, 44 discharged and 6 deaths
Written By Bassey Ibiatisuho
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