Following a recent announcement made by the federal government which stated that Chinese doctors would be imported to aid the country against the Corona-virus.
This caused an uproar by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
They said they would hold the government responsible if the virus cases in Nigeria gets worse.
They also spoke against the president, saying he’s incompetent and not courageous as he hasn’t given the people of the country hope in this dire times.
CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said that rather than import Chinese doctors into the country, the government could have shown support to the Nigerian doctors by providing adequate and sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for them to ensure they are safe while doing their job.
Asking the presidency, why did the government not work with the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council in line with the provisions of the law before coming to the ill-timed decision to import Chinese doctors.
The Coalition noted that there were reports of doctors and other health workers in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital and the Obafemi Awoloowo University Teaching Hospital to mention but a few already dangerously exposed to patients who have tested positive for the COVID-19.
The Coalition added that the presidency must ensure that when their doctors come for them, they must be compulsorily isolated for the mandatory 14 days to be sure they will not carry a different strain of the disease into the country.
“Mr President, every good thing you touch goes bad. Please leave Nigerian doctors alone to continue their good work,” the CUPP warned.
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News source – The Punch