April 17 14:03 2020

Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, the President of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA),  has revealed the main reasons why his Association rejected the CCECC doctors from China, while assuring Nigerians that health workers in the country are capable of tackling the Coronavirus, without the assistance of the Chinese Doctors.

The NMA president who spoke on an online interview organized by a Wassap platform of said the invitation of the Chinese doctors was not necessary because they can always share their experiences with Nigerian doctors, without coming to Nigeria.

He said that COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is not up to 500 which he said has not overwhelmed health workforce in the country.

According to him “The issue about Chinese Doctors is an issue that has a lot of deceit in their coming” .

“They said they want to come and share experience which is good ,which we are not oppose to. However, in sharing of experience we can always have that done through teleconferencing , we have zoom, skype and many other platforms in which we can do that” .

“We wonder why they have to physically come to the country because the government of Nigeria has placed a ban on coming and out of the country, if they want to lift such ban, does that mean those that are coming have an important duty to perform in the country? We believed if is to share experience, we have other means of sharing experience,  they don’t need to lift that ban. We are suspicious of their coming.

“You can not go from country to other and start practice your profession without passing through the necessary  regulation and documentation with the council controlling that profession .

“For example, Nigerian High Commission in US can not bring some Nigerians to United State to start treating them. If they want to treat anybody in CCECC, what about other Nigerians who are there?

He described it as a very wrong thing for any professional to come to another sovereign country where there are equal professional members without consulting them.

“We are not saying we have the capacity if we have mass infection,  but as it is, it is still within our reach to treat”, he added.

Speaking on the  welfare of Nigerian health workers, the NMA President assured of the commitment of the association leadership to discuss with the government  through the  ministry of health for a medical  insurance and incentives to  motivate them.

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