BREAKING: Cross River docs declare indefinite strike, accuse Ayade govt of hiding COVID-19 sufferers

BREAKING: Cross River docs declare indefinite strike, accuse Ayade govt of hiding COVID-19 sufferers

The Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) Cross River chapter has withdrawn its companies from all medical amenities within the state.

This was relayed in a letter addressed to the Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, from the state chairman of the affiliation, Agam Ayuk, on Sunday.

Ayuk puzzled why the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), was not together with Cross River in its every day COVID-19 replace.

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Cross River is the one state in Nigeria the place no single case of COVID-19 has been formally confirmed.

The affiliation claimed 5 optimistic circumstances had their exams finished at an NCDC-approved laboratory, however their outcomes weren’t been printed within the company’s state of affairs report.

“The Affiliation calls for an evidence from NCDC, why the 5 (5) COVID-19 confirmed circumstances from UCTH carried out on the NCDC accredited Molecular Laboratory at Alex Ekwueme College Educating Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State haven’t mirrored within the every day state of affairs report of NCDC lengthy after outcomes had been transmitted to UCTH since July 1, 2020. Congress calls for replace of the NCDC state of affairs report as a matter of pressing public well being curiosity,” a part of the letter learn.

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It added that: “The NCDC is placed on discover that the Cross River State Authorities has abdicated her accountability of contact tracing, remedy and look after the 5 (5) confirmed circumstances which is probably not unconnected with the delay in publication of the outcomes by NCDC.”

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