Minister of information, Lai Mohammed has said that the Chinese doctors who came into the country several weeks ago have started working in isolation Centres in Nigeria.
This is coming despite the fact the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) kicked against the inclusion of the Chinese in Nigeria’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Government had also assured the Nigerian public that the Chinese doctors would not be involved in treating COVID-19 patients in the country.
On Monday however, Lai Mohammed said not only were the doctors now involved with treating COVID-19 patients, they are also helping to build Nigeria’s capacity.
“The Chinese are doing well, they all tested negative for coronavirus. As to what they are doing right now, they are busy working at our isolation centres, putting together and setting up their equipment they brought,” he said.
“They are helping our doctors in capacity building in the centres. Like we said at the beginning, none of the Chinese doctors will be treating any patient in Nigeria.”
Lai Mohammed said.