In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, July, 2020

Cross River Medical doctors Declare Indefinite Strike After Accuse Governor Of Hiding COVID-19 Sufferers

Cross River Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike After Accuse Governor Of Hiding COVID-19 Patients

Ben Ayade

Ben Ayade


The Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) Cross River chapter has launched into an indefinite strike within the state.


The docs made this identified in a letter addressed to the Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, from the state chairman of the affiliation, Agam Ayuk, on Sunday.


Ayuk questioned why the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), was not together with Cross River in its each day COVID-19 replace.


Cross River is the one state in Nigeria the place no single case of COVID-19 has been formally confirmed.


The affiliation claimed 5 optimistic circumstances had their checks carried out at an NCDC-approved laboratory, however their outcomes weren’t been revealed within the company’s scenario report.

“The Affiliation calls for a proof from NCDC, why the 5 (5) COVID-19 confirmed circumstances from UCTH carried out on the NCDC accredited Molecular Laboratory at Alex Ekwueme College Instructing Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State haven’t mirrored within the each day scenario report of NCDC lengthy after outcomes had been transmitted to UCTH since July 1, 2020. Congress calls for replace of the NCDC scenario report as a matter of pressing public well being curiosity,” a part of the letter learn.


It added that: “The NCDC is placed on discover that the Cross River State Authorities has abdicated her duty of contact tracing, therapy and take care of the 5 (5) confirmed circumstances which is probably not unconnected with the delay in publication of the outcomes by NCDC.”


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