Chinese doctors not required at this time, says Senator


Sanni Onogu, Abuja

 

Chairman Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, on Wednesday, said that the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has not gotten to the stage that would require the importation of Chinese Doctors by the Federal Government.

Senator Yusuf representing Taraba Central in the upper chamber made the assertion during an interview with reporters in Abuja.

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had kicked against plans by the Federal Government to bring in Chinese doctors to assist in containing the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

However, Yusuf said this might not be the best time to take such a far reaching step.

Yusuf said: “Well, I read in the paper that even Nigerian doctors and nurses are objecting to that.

“There are a lot of scepticisms about Chinese doctors, about Chinese products, including sanitizers.

“People think that there is connivance. For me,…



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