- Medical supplies from Turkey have been delivered to the FG
- The medical supplies are to help Nigeria in the fight against coronavirus
- Air Peace aircraft, Boeing 777 with registration number 5N-BWI brought in the supplies
The first batch of medical supplies for containment and treatment of COVID-19 patients have been received by the federal government.
According to Daily Trust, Air Peace aircraft, Boeing 777 with registration number 5N-BWI brought the delivery to Nigeria at the weekend.
The supply was brought from Istanbul, Turkey, after the flight left Nigeria early Saturday for the seven-hour flight to Turkey, lifted the supplies and returned to Nigeria before midnight.
Going further, the news outlet reports that the airline would leave for China today for another batch of medical supplies.
“Air Peace will also deliver other supplies for the federal government. It will leave for Beijing on Monday for 15 hours non-stop flight to China with its B777-ER with registration number 5N-BVE,” a source told the newspaper.
Legit.ng had reported the plan to invite a medical team from China has been vehemently rejected by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).
The rejection decision was disclosed by NMA president, Francis Faduyile, in a statement on Sunday, April 6.
He described the move as a misplaced priority and “a thing of embarrassment to the membership of the Association and other health workers who are giving their best in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic under deplorable working conditions.”
However, Garba Abari, director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), claimed the Chinese medical team were only coming to share experiences with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and not to directly take charge of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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Legit.ng also reported that the NMA and the Medical Guild in Lagos state have accused the police of harassment.
The medical bodies blamed the commissioner of police in the state Hakeem Odumosu over his statement on the movements of health workers following restriction order.
This was disclosed in separate statements issued by the state NMA and Medical Guild, Vanguard reports.
The Medical Guild, in a statement by its chairman, Dr. Olujimi Sodipo, said: “We strongly urge the CP to retract his directive which will lead to loss of lives of members of the public unnecessarily. We also use this medium to appreciate all our members who have taken up the task of catering for COVID-19 and other patients in all our hospitals. With God’s will, Lagos and Nigeria will soon be declared free of the pandemic.”
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