The house of Representative Tuesday adjourned to April 7 over corona virus.
The House did not discuss their returnee fellows who avoided medical procedures at the airport.
The Chief of Staff to the President Mallam Abba Kyari had written the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila that some returnee Honorable members refused to obey airport medical procedures for a test.
The house wanted the federal government to make available their mow vacated hostels of the federal Government Colleges across the country for use as emergency care centers and isolation units by NCDC.
“We do not have enough hospital beds, intensive care units, respirators, testing kits, thermal disinfection equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE). We are also short on the numbers of medical personnel required to manage a significant national outbreak of the disease”.
The speaker argued that “the existing healthcare framework and facilities in the country are not sufficiently robust to provide an effective and lifesaving response in the likely event of a large scale outbreak of the Covid-19 disease within our shores”.
“Our interventions at this time require the full cooperation and support of the executive arm of government, without which not much will be achieved. Therefore, we will seek to act in unison”.
The house still discussed the emergency economic stimulus bill which went into the third reading.
- Eniola Olatunji.