Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

India doctors claim they are being forced to treat Ebola patients in Nigeria

ebola-L Nigerian port health officials uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (Source: AP)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: August 12, 2014 5:40 pm | Updated: August 12, 2014 6:10 pm

The Indian High Commission in Nigeria is in touch with the four Indian doctors, who claim they are being forced to treat Ebola patients against their will, and their hospital so that both sides arrive at an amicable solution.

The doctors claim that their passports have been taken away and they are being threatened to continue their stay, a fact denied by the Primus Hospital in the capital city of Abuja.

They have appealed to the Indian government to facilitate their return home.

“The Indian High Commissioner is in touch with the doctors. Both the hospital and the doctors have agreed to come to an amicable solution,” sources in the MEA told PTI.

The sources said that there was no major issue as the hospital is also owned by Indians.

They said the hospital is also correct when they say that there are no cases of Ebola in Abuja.

The current outbreak, described as the worst since Ebola was first discovered four decades ago, has now killed 1,013 people.

There is currently no available cure or vaccine for Ebola, which the WHO has declared a global public health emergency, and the use of experimental drugs has stoked an ethical debate.

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