The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has faulted the Well being Minister, Osagie Ehanire, over the dealing with of welfare for medical consultants and first responders of the COVID-19 illness within the nation.
At a briefing by the Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19 on Thursday with members of the Home of Representatives, Gbajabiamila requested if there was a hazard allowance for the medical consultants who’re placing their lives in danger to curb the unfold of the COVID-19.
However in response, the minister mentioned he was not conscious and since they’re civil servants, he couldn’t communicate a lot of their cost construction.
Unimpressed by the response, the Speaker mentioned the minister had dropped the ball concerning issues that involved his sector and space of experience.
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Over 100,000 Deaths Worldwide
With over 100,000 deaths now recorded globally, nations have continued to make frantic efforts to save lots of lives and curb the unfold of the virus.
However these on the frontlines of the struggle – medical consultants, who’ve additionally not been spared from the devastating results of the COVID-19 are progressively changing into a significant supply for concern at the same time as healthcare programs world over, turn out to be overwhelmed.
In Nigeria, nevertheless, extra isolation centres are being opened up and extra well being professionals each domestically and internationally are being injected into the system to spice up the struggle.
The Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC) had additionally acknowledged that it’s making all efforts to extend its testing capability for the COVID-19 within the nation.
However the Director-Normal of the fee, Chikwe Ihekweazu, admitted that the struggle in opposition to the pandemic has been restricted by funds and infrastructure and the “biggest limitation” – human sources.
Nonetheless, as of April 2, the well being minister famous that the testing capability of the nation has improved to 1,500 individuals per day.
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Chinese language Medical Workforce, Tools Arrive In Nigeria
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Earlier within the week additionally, a 15-man medical workforce from China, in addition to tools arrived within the nation.
Though the information of their involvement was met with cut up opinion, the Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19 defined that they might complement ongoing efforts to deal with the pandemic.
They’re, nevertheless, at present in “100 per cent quarantine” and able to observe all protocols as stipulated by Nigeria, in accordance with the Chinese language Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian.