18 Chinese Doctors On Their Way To Assist Nigeria Fight Coronavirus - Minister Ehanire Reveals

4 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Federal Government has said that 18 Chinese doctors are on their way to Nigeria with medical supplies including ventilators, to assist in overcoming the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this on Friday in Abuja at the fifth joint national briefing of the Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

According to him, a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria have donated medical supplies to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.

He said the items being expected include commodities like personal protective equipment and ventilators.

“I have been notified of medical supplies from China, courtesy of a group of Chinese companies working here in Nigeria. A special cargo aircraft shall leave Nigeria in a few days to collect the items which include commodities, personal protective equipment and ventilators.

“An 18-man team of Chinese medical experts including doctors, nurses and other medical advisers shall come along with the flight to assist us. I must at this juncture commend our front-line workers who are doing a great job in case identification and management.

“As we prepare to contain COVID-19, we must not lose sight of other health challenges in our country. Routine health service must continue in our hospitals. Only a wing of tertiary health centres should be used for infected patients,” Ehanire said.

The minister said about 3,000 samples have been tested for the disease, and that Nigeria will witness an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases despite the lockdown, due to the increment in the contact tracing and testing.

-- zumata (f) at 4-04-2020 12:02AM
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We do not need the Chinese or any white doctors to help us in fighting covid-19 because they are not happy that Africans are not been killing by covid-19 like them
-- moneymalay (m) at 4-04-2020 12:21AM
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Corona Virus is not the thing that's gonna kill people in Nigeria, It's the stupidity of this insensible idiots that will kill many people. 
-- SophieArnold42 (m) at 29-07-2020 07:19PM
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In my opinion, the Chinese are trying very hard to make amends to all countries for the fact that the infection began with them. The fact that 18 doctors will risk their lives and try to help people in Nigeria is incredible in my opinion. The Chinese also import masks and other various means so that other countries have everything they need to survive the quarantine. True, at the beginning, no one expected that such a pandemic would begin and that people would buy all masks and medical supplies from pharmacies and pharmaceutical stores. I personally could not find a single mask. It is lucky that since the beginning of the quarantine services such as Pandemic Pal have appeared. Through such services, you can find all the supplies you need to survive the quarantine. It's just a pity that the Chinese are selling medical supplies and not importing them as humanitarian aid. But it is still good in my opinion.