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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Health System Is Weak, We Cannot Afford To Get Overwhelmed – NMA President

NMA President, Dr Fancis Faduyile, recommends mass screening of Nigerians to curb the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation.



The Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) has known as for pressing proactive measures to curb the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the nation.

NMA President, Dr Fancis Faduyile, who made the decision on Thursday believes Nigeria can not take the prospect of getting overwhelmed with the current situation of its well being sector.

“Nigeria, we must know, is not a very rich country; her patients are not very capable of getting all the necessary payment for health and the health system is weak,” he acknowledged throughout his look on Channels Tv’s Dawn Every day.

Faduyile warned, “We can not afford to get overwhelmed earlier than we are going to begin asking for no matter will be completed for us to establish people who find themselves constructive, and for us to have the ability to rapidly isolate them.

“The extra we maintain them locally, the upper the chance of them infecting different members.”

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He revealed that the NMA was working with different medical our bodies to validate a number of the mass screening kits for COVID-19.

The NMA president added that as quickly as they discover that a number of the validated kits give pretty correct outcomes, they’d advise the federal government to embark on the mass screening of Nigerians.

Noting that the World Well being Organisation (WHO) has but to approve any package to check for COVID-19, he burdened that each nation has a method of growing home-grown strategies to resolve its challenges.

He stated, “These days, we’re having sufferers who’re coming to the hospital and aren’t given ample therapy as a result of attending physicians aren’t certain of the standing of the sufferers.

“That is the place the mass screening take a look at will are available and may help in resolving a number of the points that we face usually.”

“It is important for us to stress that it is the testing that will help in the containment of this COVID-19 infection because until we test a large number of Nigerians and those who are positive are identified and possibly isolated, it is at that time that we know that we are going in the right direction to be able to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Faduyile insisted.

He recommended the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) for bettering it testing capability to find extra infections within the nation.

The NMA President, nonetheless, described the overall variety of assessments performed as far as a far cry from what he anticipated.

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