Nigerian Government shuts hospital over fake COVID-19 test results

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has sealed a health facility in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly collecting funds and issuing fake COVID-19 results.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu,  Director-General, NCDC, disclosed during the Presidential Task Force ( PTF)  on COVID-19 national briefing in Abuja on Monday.

Ihekweazu explained that the samples were collected by the testing centre but there was no evidence that tests were carried out.

“You may all recall the investigative report by a media house at the end of  2020 on fake testing results being issued especially for travel results.

“This is a challenge for us at NCDC, for the labs and the PTF as well.

“Just last week, the FCT Administration supported us in the investigation and sealing of an illegal testing centre. This centre had been collecting funds from citizens and issuing fake results.

“In these fake laboratories and testing sites, samples are collected but there is no evidence they are actually tested.

“It is not only fraudulent but can also contribute to the increasing spread of the virus and loss of lives,” he said.

The NCDC boss appealed to Nigerians to desist from patronising these centres, noting that the accredited centres were on the NCDC website.
– PMNewsNigeria

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