The Federal Government has said it doesn’t know the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors and technicians who came into the country to render assistance to Nigeria in the fight against the Coronavirus on the invitation of the Federal Government.
The shocking statement by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the containment of the Covid -19 in Abuja on Thursday came one month after the controversial arrival of the Chinese medical team.
When asked specifically the whereabouts of the Chinese medical team at the daily briefing, Ehanire said: “I want to clarify first of all that i feel not all of them were doctors and that i heard that a number of them are technicians, but they’re staff of CCECC, the Ministry of health isn’t their host, so we can’t always explain what happened to them or where they’re .
There seems to be tons of interests in these doctors but they’re the staff of a corporation and that i think they’re on the company visa.
So i will be very happy if you don’t inquire from me about where they’re because they’re not really our guests in regards to that sense. But we’ve been ready to learn some things from them by interacting with them from their experience in their country, we shared ideas about what they did in their country in managing Covid -19.