Chinese Medical Team Are Not Guests Of The Federal Government:
The Nigeria’s Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday, said he would appreciate a situation whereby Nigerians stop asking about Chinese medical personnel.
According to Hallelujah Channel, “Authorities say the whereabouts of a team of 15 Chinese medical experts who arrived in the country in April is not known to the government”
The minister, while responding to questions at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Thursday, said the Chinese medical team “are not guests of the federal government but CCECC, a construction company”.
It should be noted that the 15-member team of Chinese medical personnel came to Nigeria on April 8 “to share their experiences in fighting the COVID-19”.
Before now, some Nigerians had been so annoyed against the federal government’s decision by inviting Chinese doctors, saying that Nigerian doctors are good enough to fight the Covid-19.
“On the Chinese Doctors, I want to, first of all, explain that I think not all of them were doctors and I think that I heard that some of them are Technicians but they are staff of CCECC.
“The Ministry of Health is not their host. So, we cannot always explain what happened to them or where they are. There seems to be a lot of interest in these doctors but they are staff of the company and I think they are on the company visa.
“So, I will be very happy if you do not ask me about where they are because they are not really our guests in that sense. But we have been able to learn some things from them by interacting with them on their experiences in their country.We have shared experiences as to what they did in their country, how they managed their Covid-19”.