Doctors in Rivers State have accused the state government of ‘hiding’ Coronavirus patients and have subsequently embarked on an indefinite strike.
This was revealed in a letter sent to the Federal Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, from the state chairman of the association, Agam Ayuk.
The letter reads;
“The Association demands an explanation from NCDC, why the five (5) COVID-19 confirmed cases from UCTH carried out at the NCDC accredited Molecular Laboratory at Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State have not reflected in the daily situation report of NCDC long after results had been transmitted to UCTH since July 1, 2020. Congress demands update of the NCDC situation report as a matter of urgent public health interest.
The NCDC is put on notice that the Cross River State Government has abdicated her responsibility of contact tracing, treatment and care for the five (5) confirmed cases which may not be unconnected with the delay in publication of the results by NCDC.
Source: News update