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COVID-19: 'We Don't Provide Test Results To Individuals', NCDC Replies Dokpesi


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said it only communicates COVID-19 results between states and testing laboratories.

Allnews reports that this comes after the chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, said he can attest to improvement in his well-being even though he is yet to see evidence of his test result.

Recall that Dokpesi revealed on April 27, that he tested positive for the virus.

In a message on Friday morning, while commending the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the medical team at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he was treated for their efforts, the chairman said he was yet to see documentary evidence of him testing positive for COVID-19.

“I take it in trust and good faith that the NCDC pronounced me COVID-19 positive and that they have now also pronounced me COVID-negative. I will appreciate it if the documentary records of the various tests on me and members of my family are made available for our medical records.

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However, seemingly responding to Dokpesi’s claim, the NCDC, on its Twitter handle said “It is important to emphasise that the NCDC does not provide results to individuals.

“Our role as the national public health institute is to coordinate the communication of results between testing laboratories and States, who then communicate with individuals.”


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