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Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by fearless247: 11:11pm On Mar 27
THE Federal Capital Territory, FCT branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has urged the federal government to allow other laboratories test for coronavirus.

The organisation also said there was the urgent need for the government to decentralize testing and turn around time for tests of the virus, by unbundling the workload on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, which has the sole responsibility of testing and confirming COVID-19 cases in the country

The body, in a communique signed by the branch Chairman, executive council of the NMA Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, Dr. Philip Ekpe, made available to newsmen, Saturday, insisted that “the NCDC should be unbundled with regards to laboratory testing and approval granted by Federal Ministry of Health for facilities with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine to conduct the testing.

“This is to decentralise testing in order not to lose probable cases to the community and reduced waiting time for confirmation,” it noted.

The communique reads in part: “Following the confirmation of the first case of Covid-19 in FCT, we observed that 90 per cent of the confirmed cases were returning travellers to the country, that the turn around time for laboratory testing is high due to the overburdening of NCDC and scarce human resources.

“That there is poor awareness/sensitization in the FCT suburbs/rural areas about the COVID-19 infection, there is poor adherence to social distancing in the FCT especially the suburbs and rural communities, there is a paucity of protective equipment including facemasks, hand sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment, that there are inadequate designated isolation centres for a probable explosion of the Covid-19 infection in FCT.

“The NCDC should be unbundled with regards to laboratory testing and approval granted by the Federal Ministry of Health for facilities with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine to conduct the testing. This is to decentralize testing in order not to lose probable cases to the community and reduced waiting time for confirmation.”

The communique further called on the Federal Ministry of Health to grant facilities with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines to conduct the testing, provide life insurance to all volunteers, provide steady water and electricity supply to all hospitals for effective infection prevention and control, as well as enforce a two to four weeks lockdown in the FCT and environs

While commending the efforts of the Federal government in containing the outbreak of covid19 in the country so far, the NMA called for a free and subsidized facemask, hand sanitizers and PPEs to health workers and the public respectively.

The Branch Executive Council of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), FCT comprises of the Executive Committee and all affiliate heads in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/covid-19-nma-asks-fg-to-allow-other-laboratories-run-test/

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by money121(m): 11:11pm On Mar 27
Ok
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by sLentlover7778(m): 11:12pm On Mar 27
Welcome development... grin grin grin
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Inkling(m): 11:14pm On Mar 27
Better
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by fearless247: 11:26pm On Mar 27
Good development.
Now, we can detect the real figures.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by chillex8(m): 11:51pm On Mar 27
Doctors wanna cash out. cheesy

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by januzaj(m): 12:42am On Mar 28
chillex8:
Doctors wanna cash out. cheesy
It's not about cashing out. If we have more testing centres, more people will be tested and those that test positive will be isolated on time before they spread it more than it has been spread. Do you actually think if we are testing massively like developed countries we would not have gotten 10 times of what we have gotten so far?

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Commonsense99: 3:29am On Mar 28
chillex8:
Doctors wanna cash out. cheesy
Nigerian mentality, how exactly do you think a doctor will benefit from laboratory procedure that is naturally the duty of a med lab scientist?

the dude is trying to shorten the response time, and increase the survival rate.
Do you guys really think Nigeria is counting just 81cases at the moment?

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by MERCHANDISER: 3:36am On Mar 28
China was so much becoming focused on ruling the World, dominating former World powers. Even China President never deny there is BioWeapon Lab in Wuhan, China. Everybody knows that this very deadly version of the Virus leaked/originated from the lab that was tweaking it to use BioWeapon. This virus isn't NATURAL....IT WAS CREATED/CULTURED IN A LAB INVITRO Believe it or not "CORONA VIRUS IS A LABORATORY MADE VIRUS" i know the people that made it will do everything possible to cover their tracks because it's a long planed work when the rest of the world were sleeping. Nobody will claim responsible for it because the thing is already Bio WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION. ALL WORLD POWERS HAVE BIOWEAPONS... Go and read "the eyes of darkness"

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by incogni2o: 5:47am On Mar 28
Why is the rich the ones donating huge amounts of money now?

Is this part of the whole Plan?

Bill gates just resigned Microsoft to focus on his "Humanitarian" work. Why?

Are we just playing into thier hands?

The Virus started in a Market. Why?

Why did it start in China and the reason they were able to curtail it is bacause they had more control over thier People?

It is now reasonable for the Government to issue a sit-at-home order. Why?

Why was it released at the end of a Decade and the beginning of another?

Was Ebola a test case?

As Trump says.... We are fighthing an unknown Enemy.

The Machine.

The Funny thing is that People seem not to be able to connect the dots.

We all seem to ride along with the tide.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by MrBONE2(m): 5:48am On Mar 28
:-
chillex8:
Doctors wanna cash out. cheesy


And also Privately owned Labsgrin

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Babaoba90(m): 5:48am On Mar 28
Welcome development
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Opexzy: 5:49am On Mar 28
MERCHANDISER:
China was
so much becoming focused on ruling the World, dominating
former World powers. Even China President never deny
there
is BioWeapon Lab in Wuhan, China. Everybody knows that
this very deadly version of the Virus leaked/originated from
the lab that was tweaking it to use BioWeapon.
This virus isn't NATURAL....IT WAS CREATED/CULTURED IN
A LAB INVITRO
Believe it or not "CORONA VIRUS IS A LABORATORY MADE
VIRUS" i know the people that made it will do everything
possible to cover their tracks because it's a long planed
work when the rest of the world were sleeping. Nobody will
claim responsible for it because the thing is already Bio
WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
ALL WORLD POWERS HAVE BIOWEAPONS...
Go and read "the eyes of darkness"


Everything you said would have made sense if u can back it up with evidences

I wonder how some of you will just sit down at home and makeup theories that doesn't add up. The Spanish flu happened when the enmity of ww1 was at its peak, yet no one suspected it to be a bio weapon.

How difficult do you think it is to differentiate a naturally existing virus from a bio-engineered one.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by bjprodint(f): 5:49am On Mar 28
That's a sensible thing to do,pls they should also make the test free of charge

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by nairafamedotcom: 5:49am On Mar 28
shocked
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Godpikin4real(f): 5:49am On Mar 28
Not a bad move there.
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by mayklef(m): 5:50am On Mar 28
d earth is sick n its cleaning itsef.....Money, power and technology hav failed us, n now we only lukup 2 d Almighty....Father Lord regardless of our sinful nature, please restore tins bak 2 norma, we've learnt our lessons

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by toxxnoni(m): 5:50am On Mar 28
Nice
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by apeleone(f): 5:51am On Mar 28
Great idea so we know what we are dealing with.
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by seunmsg(m): 5:51am On Mar 28
This is the way to go. We are losing valuable time to the virus already. If we can scale up testing, we can identify those with the virus early enough and isolate them from the rest of the population and contain the spread.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by ebujany(m): 5:51am On Mar 28
Before nko? NMA has to make some money...how can only NCDC be the only ones making it?
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by JustSul: 5:52am On Mar 28
Onlinefarmstore:
we can help individuals and govts set up rapid food centers (RFCs) across states and neighborhoods, reducing the need to come out, with our vast experience of the food chain system
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Pavore9: 5:54am On Mar 28
Testing centres should be spread across the country. The FG would certainly be uncomfortable with such request because it would expose the doctored figures they have been feeding Nigerians with.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by pickatyou: 5:57am On Mar 28
Please it is very essential.
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by elfico(m): 5:58am On Mar 28
We are not testing enough it's as simple as that. Containment strategy involves massive testing, contact tracing and social distancing.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by frubben(m): 6:06am On Mar 28
MERCHANDISER:
China was
so much becoming focused on ruling the World, dominating
former World powers. Even China President never deny
there
is BioWeapon Lab in Wuhan, China. Everybody knows that
this very deadly version of the Virus leaked/originated from
the lab that was tweaking it to use BioWeapon.
This virus isn't NATURAL....IT WAS CREATED/CULTURED IN
A LAB INVITRO
Believe it or not "CORONA VIRUS IS A LABORATORY MADE
VIRUS" i know the people that made it will do everything
possible to cover their tracks because it's a long planed
work when the rest of the world were sleeping. Nobody will
claim responsible for it because the thing is already Bio
WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
ALL WORLD POWERS HAVE BIOWEAPONS...
Go and read "the eyes of darkness"
your opinion, which you are entitled to
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by frubben(m): 6:07am On Mar 28
incogni2o:
Why is the rich the ones donating huge amounts of money now?

Is this part of the whole Plan?

Bill gates just resigned Microsoft to focus on his "Humanitarian" work. Why?

Are we just playing into thier hands?

The Virus started in a Market. Why?

Why did it start in China and the reason they were able to curtail it is bacause they had more control over thier People?

It is now reasonable for the Government to issue a sit-at-home order. Why?

Why was it released at the end of a Decade and the beginning of another?

Was Ebola a test case?

As Trump says.... We are fighthing an unknown Enemy.

The Machine.

The Funny thing is that People seem not to be able to connect the dots.

We all seem to ride along with the tide.
your own 1 Kobo opinion, which you are entitled to
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by jericco1(m): 6:07am On Mar 28
No wonder they hijacked the test kits. Nonsense, that's why they bring out results as if it's common entrance. It truly should be decentralised giving other states and branches autonomous power to conduct test as this will help bring out the real numbers of the people affected and not this love affair they've been playing with numbers. angry

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by LabDNA: 6:09am On Mar 28
Good one. There some private laboratories that have the the capacity to run the test. NCDC should disburse funds, reagents and kits to them to run the tests for free for every Nigerian.

Every General hospital laboratory should be upgraded with the machines, reagents and Medical Laboratory Scientists (with life insurance) and stand by power. Create awareness on TV, radio, newspaper, send town criers in the rural areas and ask people to come for free for the tests.

AMLSN should be the one releasing these statements by now. The leadership of AMLSN is so lethargic, unlike their Ghanian counterparts who are very proactive. The AMLSN PRO should be fired.

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Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by cRobo: 6:10am On Mar 28
wink
Re: Coronavirus: NMA Asks FG To Allow Other Laboratories Run Test by Draught: 6:18am On Mar 28
Yes please if you got the reagents and the PCR machines, please give us!

We lab guys and scientific officers are ready to help anyway possible.

The more testing centers boosts our chances of flattening the curve.

#StayAtHome #StaySafe

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