In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, June, 2020

See What Well being Minister Mentioned Nigerians Ought to Do To Any Physician Who Refuses To Deal with Them

See What Health Minister Said Nigerians Should Do To Any Doctor Who Refuses To Treat Them

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire

 

Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Well being, has advised Nigerians what to do if any physician fails to deal with them for every other ailment because of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 

He stated Nigerians ought to report such a person or hospital to the Ministry of Well being 

 

Nigerians have complained bitterly about how they’ve been handled by medical doctors and hospitals for the reason that COVD-19 pandemic began.

 

Ehanire whereas talking on the each day briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 at present June 11, stated it’s unethical and unacceptable for medical doctors to refuse to deal with sufferers with different illnesses. He requested Nigerians to report such medical doctors to the Ministry of Well being and different our bodies of authority.

“It’s unethical to reject sufferers who come to the hospital for remedy. I’ve stated right here repeatedly that each one who involves the hospital have to be seen and attended to and at the least, be given recommendation on what to do.

For those who can’t do it, advise him on the place to go or name transport for him; however to only say go, we don’t deal with that’s not moral, and it’s not acceptable. So, if that occurs anyplace, you’ve the authority to jot down to the board of that hospital and lay complain. Or you can even write to the ministry of well being, or you possibly can write to the state ministry of well being if it’s a state-owned hospital.

If it’s a non-public hospital, you possibly can write to the medical director or if they’ve a administration board, you possibly can write there to precise your self. This is essential.

So, we do obtain instances or complaints like that and we’ve got at all times adopted them up and in instances the place it’s confirmed that there’s an infringement on the duties of the Physician it’s referred to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and it’s well-known that they’ve gone to so far as withdrawing licenses of medical doctors for instances of very severe medical misbehaviour.” he stated

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Whereas talking on the briefing, the Minister stated that there are suspicions new pressure of Coronavirus is within the nation. He stated though not confirmed, it’s suspected the brand new pressure of the novel Coronavirus could also be on account of mutation, in all probability from individuals who not too long ago returned from different nations. He stated Nigerian researchers are at present finishing up analysis to find out if there’s a new pressure of the virus within the nation.

 

“As for the pressure of COVID-19, sure, when Nigerians had been coming again in batches from completely different nations – US, Saudi Arabia, Europe, China, the query did come up and a few of them examined constructive for COVID-19.

 

The query did come up about whether or not the pressure of COVID-19 they’ve is identical one which was recognized. The Nationwide Institute of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Improvement (NIPRD) did a genome sequencing of the virus of the index case that got here way back; that is the primary in Africa.

 

It was confirmed to be the identical pressure as what was circulating in Italy and China. So, we raised the query whether or not there was mutation since then in folks coming from different areas.

 

“I don’t have any data on that but, however it’s suspected that it’s doable. It isn’t but up to date however I’m certain that analysis centres in Yaba, Lagos and the one in Ede, try to do a sequencing that can present us whether or not all these viruses are the identical or whether or not they have a distinct sequencing” he stated

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 When requested for an replace on the Madagascar COVID-19 herb introduced into the nation in Could, the Minister stated it’s nonetheless being examined and no suggestions but from the companies the place it’s being examined.

“With reference to Madagascar’s herb, we wouldn’t have any data but. We have now given them to our analysis centres and they’re engaged on them. None of them has reported again but. The time it’ll take for all these researches isn’t what we all know, however I feel after a interval, I’ll attain out to them to search out out in the event that they can provide me an interim report” he stated

 

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