Monday, January 25, 2016

Doctors Take To Streets In Protest

 The members of Nigerian Medical Association yesterday, took to the streets in protest against the constant kidnapp of their members lately, totalling 21, one of which was murdered while several of them were severely injured. They were carrying their plaque cards and putting on their lab coats while some were simply  holding their stethoscopes. The former chairman of NMA, Dr. I. Kurubo said

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“When people are sick or when we want to take deliveries of babies we don’t call security agencies to do it for us. For instance, Lassa Fever issue is on. We are confronting it. Two doctors have died in the process, that is our job. We are trained to do it and we must treat patients no matter how deadly the diseases are because that is our job. Security agencies in the state must rise up and do their job.

“The peaceful protest today is to send a clear warning that if there is anymore kidnap of doctors in the state, NMA will take a far reaching decision,”
Taking their grievances to the Police head quarters in the state, the commissioner of Police promised to do more to ensure that they are adequately protected.

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