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PWDs urge FG to release data on positive COVID-19 members

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The People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the country have challenged the Federal Government to make available the statistics of their members that have tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Executive Director of the Centre For Citizens With Disabilities (CCD), David Anyaele, alleged that since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health have not availed the centre with data of their members that tested positive.

“We have no data or record of our members that were screened or tested positive to the disease, so that we keep abreast with their condition and follow up with them,” he said.

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The group therefore called on the Federal and state governments to make available data of PWDs screened, and those who have tested positive. 

Speaking during a Zoom conference on “A Rapid Assessment of the effect of Government COVID-19 Communication and palliative distribution strategies in Kaduna,”  organised by CCD, at the weekend, Anyaele said though there was awareness among its members about the outbreak of the dreaded virus, only a handful were invited to participate as beneficiaries of the palliatives during the lockdown. 

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