The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NMA directed medical doctors in three government hospitals on Lagos Island to embark on an indefinite strike over the death of its member, Dr. Diaso Vwaere.
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NMA National President, Dr Uche Ojinmah made the call in a lecture at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Anambra Branch of the association in Awka Friday.
The move, it is said is to enable the present administration offset the backlog of unpaid salaries.
The Delta State chapter of the NMA made the call following his killing in his hospital on December 29, 2022.
The Chairman, Lagos NMA, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, revealed this in a statement he issued on Sunday in Lagos.
The Minister made the appeal= to NARD at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigeria Medical Association, FCT Chapter on Tuesday in Abuja.
In his Christmas message made available on Friday in Awka, Onyekwelu said private practitioners needed medical logistics, like their government-owned counterparts, because they were the healthcare providers with the deepest reach to the people and most times provide the primary services on undifferentiated patients.
The appeal was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja and signed by Dr Oyiguh Omakoji and Dr Famotele Tolorunju, the state Chairman and Secretary of the Association, respectively.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the state NMA, Chairman, Dr Chidiebere Okwara and the Secretary, Dr Kingsley Nwafor in Owerri on Wednesday.
Prof. Baba Issa, Chairman of Kwara State NMA, disclosed this on Monday during a press conference organised to mark the 2020 Physicians Week in Ilorin.
Dr Sabo Emmanuel, NMA Chairman in the state, stated this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in the state, Dr .Innocent Abang, confirmed her release in a telephone interview with NAN on Friday in Calabar.
Dr. Ramon Moronkola, the immediate past Secretary of the association, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.
The NMA made the appeal in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Adenekan Adetunji and Dr. Ramon Moronkola, the Lagos State Chairman and Secretary of the association respectively.
The NMA also called the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and other stakeholders to look at the issue.
It was mainly knocks for the controversial bill from most of the stakeholders present at the hearing.
The Nigeria Medical Association has decried the continued obstruction of the National Centre for Disease Control by the Kogi and Cross River State Governments.
The Nigerian Medical Association on Tuesday hailed Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for delivering on his words to pay frontline health workers daily allowances in appreciation of their work.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has expressed commitment to the welfare and safety of health workers on the front line in combating the spread of Coronavirus.
The Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association has joined other Nigerians in mourning the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday from COVID-19.