“The attempt to import human resources from China into Nigeria where many qualified medical doctors and other cadres of health workers are yet to be gainfully employed is the height of insentivity and disservice on the part of the Federal Government and their advisers.
The challenge at hand would have been sufficient marker to agitate the FG to the direction and timing for massive employment of medical and other health care workers to provide enough hands in the industry to battle the COVID 19 as other nations are doing”
The Above Statement was made by the president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, as he opposed the plan of the Federal Government to summon the intervention of the 18-man Chinese team experts.
According to the FG, the intent is not to disparage the NARD but to support them curb this pandemic, as this Chinese Doctors and nurses have diversed knowledge of the virus owing to the fact that they have been at the frontline.
During the presidential briefing, he also mentioned that the invitation of the Chinese medical personnels will be a display of illegality from the Federal Government, as all doctors coming into Nigeria are meant to be authorized and licensed by the MEDICAL and DENTAL COUNCIL OF NIGERIA.
Dr. Aliyu finalized his speech by calling on the FG to immediately and massively employ all qualified both unemployed doctors and other healthcare workers, get them trained, insured, motivated and deployed nationwide instead of the intended plan, Else the Nigerian resident doctors shall distance themselves from the planned importation of the Chinese medical experts into the country.