Nasarawa NMA suspends warning strike

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association has suspended the warning strike it embarked on over an attack on its female member.
Dr. Bulus Peter, Chairman of NMA in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lafia.
Peter said the strike, which lasted for three days, followed the attack on a doctor, whose name was not provided, by a patient’s relative at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.
The Chairman explained that the association decide to suspend the strike following intervention by the state government and management of the hospital.
He said: “Our female member, who is known for assisting indigent patients, was attacked for no reason.
“Why would anyone attack a doctor or a health worker who is always doing everything possible to save lives?”
According to Peter, there are procedures for seeking redress if anybody feels unsatisfied with the services of any health personnel.
The NMA chairman urged the public to explore such procedures when necessary, rather than resort to attacking healthcare givers.
He, however, commended the management of the hospital and the state Ministry of Health for apprehending and prosecuting the culprit.