By Gambo Jagindi
April 04, 2020
COVID-19: We Are Expecting Chinese Medical Experts – FG
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that a team of medical experts from China will soon arrive in the country in a few days.
The Minister of health, Osagie Enahire made this known on Friday during a briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He added that a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria has also donated medical supplies such as personal protective equipment and ventilators to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.
“I have been notified of medical supplies from China, courtesy of a group of Chinese companies working here in Nigeria. A special cargo aircraft shall leave Nigeria in a few days to collect the items which include commodities, personal protective equipment and ventilators,” he said.
“An 18-man team of Chinese medical experts including doctors, nurses and other medical advisers shall come along with the flight to assist us. I must at this juncture commend our frontline workers who are doing a great job in case identification and management.
“As we prepare to contain COVID-19, we must not lose sight of other health challenges in our country. Routine health service must continue in our hospitals. Only a wing of tertiary health centres should be used for infected patients.”
As at the last update given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 190 confirmed cases, 24 have been discharged while 2 are dead.