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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Agugbadin: 8:06am On Mar 30, 2020
The 15billion Naira that the president claimed to have approved will be stolen, they must have started shearing it.

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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by WiseStarr(m): 8:11am On Mar 30, 2020
I knew from the start that there will be one kind of unfaithfulness in this corona testing of a thing Nigeria is one kind of a country that until corona kill all the bad leaders no one will think of the right thing to do
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Anwons(m): 8:12am On Mar 30, 2020
My thought had just been substantiated by this post. Have been wondering why only the highly placed individuals that have been confirmed, has it become the rich disease in Nigeria?
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jeyselassie(m): 8:13am On Mar 30, 2020
Pls do you have the full name of the fact team lead personnel you encountered?
SinisterX:
Coronavirus: A Facebook User’s Experience Of Getting Tested In Abuja

ATTENTION: PRESIDENCY & FED. MINISTRY OF HEALTH

To tell you the truth, NCDC can't do anything for you because they are not ready.
All this PR they are doing they are assuming people will not try that's why.
On Wednesday (25/03/2020) I and a colleague of mine decided we want to be sure of our status before going into #selfisolation.

So we went through the following steps

1. We called the toll free line and after all the normal recorded stories, when we chose to speak to an agent they end the call.

2. We went to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, they told us they don't do testing there, that the hospital is only an isolation center. They refer us back to NCDC office in town, told us that's where testing lab is.

3. We drove to NCDC office at Jabi. There are two NCDC offices there in close proximity. The first office told us they don't do testing but they directed us to the second office saying that's where testing is handled.

4. The second office too absolved themselves of that responsibility and directed us to NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa.

5. We visited the NCDC NRL. On getting there, the security at the gate informed us that a lot of people were there too earlier in the day and were turned away. That they don't do testing for individuals unless your state took your sample and submit to them.

6.They refer us to a circular posted at the gate and told us to contact the FCT Epidemiology team lead on COVID-19.

7. When I called him I introduced myself by name and then asked him if he's the FCT team lead on this issue. He answered yes. I then asked him how do I go about getting tested. He asked who are you? Who gave you my number? I told him I'm an Abuja resident and his number is on a circular at the NCDC office. He told us he doesn't know. He said we should go to NCDC. I told him but they referred us to you. He was silent. I then asked him to advise us. He told us to go to "National Health Disease Control" which doesn't exist.

I will send a copy of the circular to this forum.

Obviously they are doing selective testing which is dangerous.

It means a lot of people might have been infected already but for lack of testing they are moving about infecting others.

While the information from the official channels are saying people are not coming forth, the truth is that people are going but are been turned away.

And I know because I was turned away first hand.

It also tells you that either the NCDC are lying to us or they are not coordinated at all. How will you explain three branches of the office each denying responsibility and pointing us to the next instead of just explaining to us the laid down procedures by the NCDC

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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jeyselassie(m): 8:16am On Mar 30, 2020
There is no way you can confirm if he hasn't been exposed this is a pandemic.
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jeyselassie(m): 8:19am On Mar 30, 2020
You can't blame them its transferred aggression from an ineffective system that frustrates and gives them nasty renumeration. Can you compare them to private hospital doctors?
toffyz:
Nigeria health workers are one of the most harsh, hot-tempered, negligible,unethical, unprofessional set of people you can ever come across in the whole world.

What will it take them to explain to them the reason behind this...or perhaps calm them down by counseling them.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by HRMK: 8:23am On Mar 30, 2020
OGA,YOU ARE NOT SAYING ANYTHING NEW!WE ARE IN A COUNTRY WHERE NOTHING WORKS!DONT BE DCVD,MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS MUST AV BN INFECTED ALREADY!!
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jeyselassie(m): 8:24am On Mar 30, 2020
iPOOPinURmouth:
just forget all these testing and shit. the corona stuff is not that serious in africa or let me say nigeria. i can assure you that if they go testing everyone from street to street, we will have atleast 5 positive cases in each street. i do not know of places like island. but for mainland e don spread finish. the fact that we are not seeing breakouts means the virus is not that active on nigerians
bro you are very mistaken check statistics for most cases in Lagos. Its mainly eti-osa on the island and Ikeja.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jonneljonn(m): 8:25am On Mar 30, 2020
this is nigeria for you what do u expect when the head is rotten,its only god taht can save us all in this country not this dead government
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by uchrikk(m): 8:27am On Mar 30, 2020
Well! A real naija person won't be surprised by this development. During this corona season, for the common Nigerians, two things are involved: either you catch it or you don't catch it.
If you catch it, two things are involved: either you get lucky, be tested and be treated as one of the "confirmed cases" or you are unlucky.
If you are unlucky, two things are involved: either you obey and stay at home or you continue going about as an unintentional dispersal agent.
In both instances, two things are still involved: you may develop symptoms and know that you have it without this official testing or you may just be divinely cured without showing any symptom, thereby not being counted in corona records.
If you have symptoms, two things are still involved: if and when you reach the corona hospital, either you get admitted or you are told to wait in a long queue, that the hospital is already filled up and there is no space for you.
If and when you finally get admitted, two things are still involved: with or without treatment, your condition either stays "stable" like those in the news or you will become serious and then require intensive care.
If you require intensive care, two things are involved: the doctor decides whether you deserve to live and puts you on a ventilator or they simply become too busy to pay attention to you and asks you to wait.
If they become too busy for you, only one thing will be involved: you will know exactly how many ventilators there are in your country and exactly who are using them at that moment.
Then, you will remember God and begin to pray always if you hadn't been the powerful type.
Prevention is better than cure. Stay at home.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Powersurge: 8:29am On Mar 30, 2020
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?

The way some people sound on this forum baffles me. Unfortunately, over 100 people liked this.

So simple explanation of the protocol wouldn't suffice? B4 someone who is schooled and resides in planet Earth decided to go for test, do you think he does not have cause? Who told you people are doing selective testing in UK and US? If you have reasons to be tested (which will be confirmed by a doctor who would professionally discuss with you), you will be tested.

B4 someone will go through all these rigors just to get tested, do you think he is so jobless? Why is NCDC accusing Nigerians of not coming forth? Is there a higher level of unprofessionalism than the one displayed by these health officials?

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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by iPOOPinURmouth: 8:32am On Mar 30, 2020
jeyselassie:
bro you are very mistaken check statistics for most cases in Lagos. Its mainly eti-osa on the island and Ikeja.
bro i like to be practical. i driven around lately and from what i saw in the street, if this virus is real and in nigeria, i can assure u that half of the people in mainland are carriers. but for us not to be seeing symptoms, it means the virus is not really attacking our immune system for what ever reason.
if by end of this 14 days lock down , we do not hear cases of deaths or serious sicknesses, then it means nigerians are immuned to this virus.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by solomonsly11(m): 8:32am On Mar 30, 2020
Is not new to me, I knew it that all what they re saying online onTV is a lie by the time this virus will spread around I pray that there hand will be able to stop it.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by yomi007k(m): 8:35am On Mar 30, 2020
whytepawn1:

Must it be only those who have travel history?. If the mode of transmission as widely believed is anything to go by, then we don't need to strictly test only those that have travel history.

Please check again. I didnt put only travel history.

Moreover i dont think they have the facility and manpower to check everybody.
Patients have to be questioned by history taking and examined before being tested.


Moving in and out of the hospital when you have no exposure or symptoms is also a form of exposing yourself.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by bigiyaro(m): 8:39am On Mar 30, 2020
I don't understand, they are doing selective testing, when the virus saturate naija, let's see who will escape.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by omooloye: 8:40am On Mar 30, 2020
We have entered one chance shocked
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by JetAgecomputers: 8:48am On Mar 30, 2020
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?
So it's when you're already dying that's when u should start going through this procedures, you're sick oooo, it's better as he told us now so you'll know you're on your own

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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by gr8tone: 9:10am On Mar 30, 2020
toffyz:
Nigeria health workers are one of the most harsh, hot-tempered, negligible,unethical, unprofessional set of people you can ever come across in the whole world.

What will it take them to explain to them the reason behind this...or perhaps calm them down by counseling them.
Don't be that angry, if you were in their shoes, you would probably do same. It's no doubt that our health facilities are ill-equipped, over stretched and badly managed. These health workers you are seeing are working under a stressful condition. How will you feel if you you are given a task like fighting the spread of coronavirus and the facilities are short-supplied or not supplied at all? Is just like fighting a battle without the right weapon and you know how disastrous that could be. I am not saying that they are not without blame but when we are criticizing them, we should also look at it with a human face. Some of us are even worse in our workplaces than the doctors. We are quick to point out that of the doctors because it concerns life and death. We're all part of this system called the government. If we are all doing it right in our workplaces, I think there wouldn't have been room for all these criticisms.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Germi9: 9:10am On Mar 30, 2020
ogtavia:


Have you finally gotten tested? Because I want to get tested. Can we discuss on WhatsApp?
If you had recorded a conversation you engaged them on, it would have been worth your claims dude..A mere write-up isn't enough.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Julius1351(m): 9:14am On Mar 30, 2020
What's with the selecting testing? Don't tell equipments are not enough or they couldn't afford them with many donations going to the 'NCDC', what a crappy organisation!
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by benzion72(m): 9:16am On Mar 30, 2020
If this is true, I beg carry this information to twitter and loud it so the whole word we hear APC and liar Mohammed are 5 and 6
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Insectkiller: 9:19am On Mar 30, 2020
I feel ur pain..

I pity naija..
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by toffyz(m): 9:27am On Mar 30, 2020
gr8tone:
Don't be that angry, if you were in their shoes, you would probably do same. It's no doubt that our health facilities are ill-equipped, over stretched and badly managed. These health workers you are seeing are working under a stressful condition. How will you feel if you you are given a task like fighting the spread of coronavirus and the facilities are short-supplied or not supplied at all? Is just like fighting a battle without the right weapon and you know how disastrous that could be. I am not saying that they are not without blame but when we are criticizing them, we should also look at it with a human face. Some of us are even worse in our workplaces than the doctors. We are quick to point out that of the doctors because it concerns life and death. We're all part of this system called the government. If we are all doing it right in our workplaces, I think there wouldn't have been room for all these criticisms.

You're right sir!....but don't they know the ethics of their jobs?
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Onyenna(m): 10:08am On Mar 30, 2020
iPOOPinURmouth:
just forget all these testing and shit. the corona stuff is not that serious in africa or let me say nigeria. i can assure you that if they go testing everyone from street to street, we will have atleast 5 positive cases in each street. i do not know of places like island. but for mainland e don spread finish. the fact that we are not seeing breakouts means the virus is not that active on nigerians

My thought exactly..... For one reason or another, the virus ain't attacking us the way it's attacking Europeans, Asians, Americans etc....
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by erosimo(m): 10:09am On Mar 30, 2020
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?


Did el rufai show symptoms before being tested, Gov Akeredolu of Ondo state? I just hope you understand what you just typed
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by gr8tone: 10:11am On Mar 30, 2020
toffyz:


You're right sir!....but don't they know the ethics of their jobs?
Good question. They do of course. The ethics and order from above, which one will you obey? Even if you would want to follow the ethics of the profession and the right working tools are not provided, you can't help it as doctor. Your life could be at stake. You can't fight corona without a good protection. Above 50 doctors and nurses lost their lives in Italy fighting Convid19. Some doctors and nurses in Abuja and lagos have been infected with the disease. The Government has messed up the whole thing and leave the doctors and nurses at the receiving end.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by BianoJay(m): 10:18am On Mar 30, 2020
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?

What symptoms did Elrufai show before he got tested?
What symptoms did the governor of Bauchi show before he got tested?

Cure my ignorance please!
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Silemmana(m): 10:34am On Mar 30, 2020
I hate these people
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by thorbar(m): 10:42am On Mar 30, 2020
JamParkMe:
That person seeking a test right now is an unserious fellow. They are only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches who may have been exposed to an infected person. There are very limited number of testing kits to go around, so yes of course screening is selective. Even in America and Europe, they are only testing people with symptoms, so why did your friend think he can just get tested like that?
Gov. El-rufia, Chioma(Davido's wife) both tested positive without symptoms.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by jeyselassie(m): 11:41am On Mar 30, 2020
iPOOPinURmouth:
bro i like to be practical. i driven around lately and from what i saw in the street, if this virus is real and in nigeria, i can assure u that half of the people in mainland are carriers. but for us not to be seeing symptoms, it means the virus is not really attacking our immune system for what ever reason.
if by end of this 14 days lock down , we do not hear cases of deaths or serious sicknesses, then it means nigerians are immuned to this virus.
just saying what if the 14 days started a little later than was calculated and I also may have been calculating this possibility and I concur with you that a large qty of people may have contacted the disease because tons of people are not obeying this no movement order.
Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Bellotelli: 11:57am On Mar 30, 2020
mastermaestro:


My guy didn't want to be dragged to an isolation slum. grin grin
Don't mind him. He is too careful but didn't know life is risky grin

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Re: Trying To Get Tested For Coronavirus By NCDC In Abuja: An Experience by Skepticus: 12:09pm On Mar 30, 2020
obillyj:
My dear go to ur house and enjoy the lock down with ur hommies please. There is no such thing as Corona virus in nigeria or else na u wan bring am now.
They are all playing money politics with us.

Were you able to raise loan for the business?

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