The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, arraigned the Federal Ministry of Health for not setting up genuine measures to forestall the episode of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
He, in this manner, encouraged the Senate Committee on Primary Health Care to additionally liaise with the Ministry to escalate screening of travelers at the country’s air terminals and seaports.
Lawan expressed this following a state of the request by the Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ajayi Boroffice.
Boroffice drew the consideration of the Senate to the disappointment of wellbeing faculty at the air terminals and seaports to altogether screen travelers coming into the nation.
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He clarified that he was exposed to screening for Coronavirus on landing in a South African air terminal as of late.
He said the screening at the South African air terminal, as a rule, takes as long as 30 minutes before travelers would be permitted to land the airplane.
He said the circumstance was diverse on his landing in the Nigerian air terminal when the wellbeing authorities in the country’s air terminals just gave a structure for travelers to demonstrate in the event that they were debilitated or not.
He stated, “There is no type of any screening of travelers for Coronavirus by Nigerian authorities at the air terminal.
“It is troubling, circumstances where voyagers coming into the nation were not bluntly screened for the feared infection.”
Boroffice said he carried the consideration of the Senate to his experience for the Federal Ministry of Health and other concerned offices to observe.
Lawan lauded Boroffice for raising the issue.
He said each nation on the planet was putting forth attempts to guarantee that the infection didn’t cross their outskirts.
He said in spite of the fact that the Federal Ministry of Health and other related offices were giving a valiant effort, their best was bad enough.
“We should take all the important measures at our ports, air terminals, seaports, to secure our kin.
“In the event that anyone is originating from China, the person in question ought to be isolated not even disengagement for about fourteen days or a month, we need to ensure the lives of Nigerians,” he included.
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