Nigerians are asking for the whereabouts of the 15 Chinese doctors who arrived in the Nigerian capital Abuja on 8 April 2020.
Different rumors saying the 15 doctors has tested positive for the disease has been countered and brought to false as more questions are been asked.
We could A team of 15 experts arrived in the Nigerian capital Abuja on 8 April 2020 with medical equipment and supplies valued at US$1.5 million, donated by the Chinese government.
Where Are The Whereabouts of The 15 Chinese Doctors
Femi Fani-Kayode is also questioning the whereabouts of the 15 Chinese doctors who are currently in Nigeria.
This is after the Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said they are not guests of the Nigerian government.
While reacting, He wrote;” Where are the 14 Chinese doctors? Wlhat is their mission? Who invited them? Is it true that they are spreading & infecting our people with Covid 19 & testing new vaccines on us? Are we Guinea pigs? Why did the Min. of Health tell us to stop asking questions about the Chinese?”
Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said the the Chinese doctors are staff of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and are also in Nigeria on a Company visa.
“I think not all of them were doctors and I heard that some of them are technicians, but they are staff of CCECC..
“The Ministry of Health is not their host, so we can’t always explain what happened to them or where they are. There seems to be a lot of interest in these doctors. But they are the staff of the company and I think that they are on a company Visa.
“I will be very happy if you don’t ask me about where they are because they are not really our guests.
“But we have been able to learn some things from them by interacting with them from their experience in their country and they did tell us and we shared ideas on what they did in their country in managing COVID-19.”. He Said.
WHO ARE WE TO BELIEVE??
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gives FG 48-hour to declare The Chinese doctors whereabouts.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the Federal Government a 48-hour ultimatum to state the whereabouts of the Chinese medical team brought in purportedly to assist in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
This was made after the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said he cannot account for the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors who were brought into the country.
Part of the statement reads :
The party described as suspicious, creepy and weird that the minister of health, who had repeatedly assured that the Chinese were brought to render medical services and trainings; and even went personally to receive them at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on April 8, 2020; in an elaborately publicized event, can no longer account for the team.
The PDP recalls how officials of the APC-led administration had vehemently defended the invitation of the Chinese team and offered them full state protocol upon arrival, only to now turn around to disclaim the supposed experts, deny involvement with them and even forbid Nigerians from enquiring about their whereabouts.
Our party is worried that the APC-led Federal Government is being economical with the truth, with its officials playing politics with the lives of our citizens and health safety of our nation.
The PDP holds that government’s inability to account for the Chinese team amounts to direct betrayal of public trust, which has heightened fears of conspiracies by certain unpatriotic interests in the APC and its administration to compromise the health architecture of our nation and expose our citizens to danger.
Nigerians can recall how the Federal Government had failed to respond to demands by our party and other well-meaning Nigerians for the particulars of the members of the team, their medical status, scope of operation, detailed itinerary within our country as well as the safety of the equipment they brought into our nation.
Our party had expressed worry over scary reports of escalation of the scourge in certain countries reportedly after the arrival of Chinese medical personnel in those countries and insisted that the APC administration should be held responsible should there be any sudden upsurge in COVID-19 infection and deaths in our country, with the arrival of the said Chinese medical team.
We invite Nigerians to note that whereas our nation’s COVID-19 data, upon the arrival of the Chinese team in April, stood at 254 confirmed cases with 44 successfully treated by our doctors and 6 deaths, which reportedly had other underlining ailments.
Today, the data stands at no less than 5,450 cases and 171 deaths.
Our party therefore insists that the PTF on COVID-19 should immediately come out with the truth and provide explanations on the whereabouts of the team in the next 48 hours so as to douse the tension in the country.
The PDP however urged Nigerians to remain vigilant while intensifying personal and public health safety strategies at this critical time.