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4 Indian Doctors In Abuja Forced To Treat Ebola Patients From Lagos Cry Out “They’ve Seized Our Passports”

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August 12, 2014 – Indian Doctors Say Abuja Hospital Seized Their Passports & Forced Them To Treat Ebola Patients From Lagos

4 Indian Doctors In Abuja Forced To Treat Ebola Virus Disease Patients From Lagos Cry Out “They’ve Seized Our Passports”

According to Hindustan Times, 4 Indian doctors in Abuja are currently being held against their wish by their employer. The concerned doctors said they are being forced to treat Ebola patients against their will. They also charged their employers with taking away their passports to ensure that the doctors couldn’t leave the country.

The doctors – Yogesh Chandra, Dinesh Kumar, Hemant Jingar, and Kapil Chouhan – said they were threatened to not leave Primus Hospital in the Nigerian capital Abuja. With the virus spreading across the country, the doctors feared for their lives. They spoke to Hindustan – a sister concern of HT – over phone, email and WhatsApp.

“We haven’t been provided with any security kits. Our passports have been impounded. When we spoke to the Indian high commission, we were asked to come to the mission. But we were stopped by guards from leaving the hospital,” said Chouhan.

He added that the Indian doctors were forced to work since local physicians – who were on a strike – refused to come back to work when the Ebola epidemic broke out.

Government sources, however, told HT that following the intervention of the Indian mission in Nigeria, the doctors have agreed to work in the hospital for a few more days and then leave the country

Though Nigerians authorities claimed there were no Ebola cases in Abuja, Dinesh Kumar’s wife Smita alleged that patients from Lagos – which has registered 10 Ebola cases and two deaths – were admitted at the hospital

The CEO of Primus Super Speciality Hospital India Dr ND Khurana, however, appeared to not agree with the demands of the four doctors. “We are in touch with our Abuja branch. These doctors are afraid of contracting the dreaded disease but it is against medical morality. One doctor has left the service, which will be treated as impropriety,” he said.

But Dr Narendra Saini, secretary of the Indian Medical Association, countered Khurana, arguing that a doctor’s personal choice should dictate if they want to work in a particular country.

[Source: Hindustan Times]



  1. Privah

    August 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    But they were hired for the job the should have know better it is unethical for them to leave without finishing their contract let the employer provide dem with proper safety euipment

  2. ishaya mainta

    August 12, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Is not fair to forced them to treat victim of ebola which is incurable disease and it also infect any that contact with petien

  3. faihi

    August 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    C their faces,which ebola patients?lie lie docs,dey must stick to their contract biko,now dem hear ebola,dem wan take off,lol,i knew b4 now dat Indians r worst dan we blacks,if it’s a pure white doc,even som of our black docs, they will neva leave cos it’s unethical!!!

    • Ramesh

      August 13, 2014 at 8:52 AM


      if they are provided with protective gear, i am sure they will work. I presume you have not even read full story and started to talk about racism. You need to think beyond black man brain capacity!

  4. nepicity

    August 12, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    on a very serious note, this story is really funny if am to say..

    • Chizre Nnabi

      August 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      lol Ebola has turned physicians into pure water they are less effective

  5. sharton

    August 13, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    i fear naija pple oo na by force.

  6. Angie

    August 13, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Ebola!! I hail oh,u too much. Vry soon pple wil nt go to market again. They wil abandon their career. I fear for 2015 election. Wil pple come out to vote?

  7. Networkbusy

    August 13, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Why should they go,have they finished their job?

  8. Denis Ray Ogosi

    August 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    This story is somewhat incomplete, they claim they are been forced against their will to treat Ebola patients, that their International Passports where withheld, that I find absurd, this is because they did not give details on how their passport was confiscated from them, are they claiming that in Nigeria foreigners tender their passports to their employers during the time of employment? or do foreigners carry their passport in their person at all times, again is it within the ambiance of the law that employers can confiscate foreigners international passports, are they immigration officers, have they been directed by the courts not to leave the country hence their passports where taken away from them, if that is the case which is not, appropriate authority such as the police and or immigration will be the ones to do so not the employers…. this is a pathetic story and should be wiped off, apologies should be rendered to us readers and contributors alike

  9. Shrubby

    September 4, 2014 at 5:13 AM

    Shebi na Indian hospital, and am sure na Indian get am so why the holabalo make dem dey dere if it’s to cheat workers dem go Sabi that one na Ebola dey scare dem.

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