Akwa Ibom government rejects test result, seeks repeat of screening for suspected cases

Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 - Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State government has rejected results of the five cases released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Coronavirus as it affects the state, thereby seeking immediate reconfirmation test on suspected cases.

It, therefore, insisted on a repeat test of the suspected cases, saying the government learnt of the result in the news.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong stated this yesterday in Uyo, noting that the development was a breach of the test and reporting procedure and that Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chike Ihekweazu, was not aware of the result as announced.




source: Guardian