The Federal Government has revealed that the 15 Chinese doctors who recently came into the country to help fight Coronavirus are not real medical practitioners.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday, Ehanire said not all of the Chinese visitors had something to do with the medical profession and he could not explain their whereabouts.
According to him, the 15 Chinese were not guests of the Nigerian Government, but of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).
“I want to explain that first of all, I think not all of them are doctors and I heard that some of them are technicians but they are staff of CCECC.
“The Ministry of Health is not their host, so we can’t always explain what happened to them or where they are,” the Minster said.
“There seem to be a lot of interest in these doctors, but they are staff of a company. I’d be very happy if you don’t ask me where they are.
“They are not really our guests in that sense but we have been able to learn something from them, we shared ideas of what they did in their country in managing COVID-19,” he said.
Recall that on April 8, 2020, a Chinese medical team arrived the country with medical supplies to help the Nigerian Government fight against Coronavirus.
Following their arrival, Ehanire disclosed that the Federal Government had sent the 15 Chinese doctors to 14 days Isolation before carrying out any support.