Tag: Nigerian Doctors

DSS disrupts recruitment of doctors to Saudi Arabia; tells organisers to pack up

Operatives of the Department of State Services, have dispersed medical doctors, who gathered at the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, to take part in the recruitment interview organised by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health. Earlier on Tuesday, Nigerian doctors had filled the Ladi Kwali Hall of the hotel to participate in[Read More…]

Nigeria Medical Association denies ties with criminal bandits of Zamfara

The Nigeria Medical Association has denied media reports connecting medical doctors with banditry in Zamfara State. This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu. “The attention of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Zamfara[Read More…]

“Weapons in the labour laws” – Nigerian Medical Association describes Minister Chris Ngige’s comments as hate speech

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the comments of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, regarding the doctors strike is capable of escalating brain drain in Nigeria. The statement was issued in reaction to the ministers threats to invoke the laws on striking doctors – this is as the industrial action[Read More…]

Breaking: Doctors call off sit-at-home order in Lagos

The  Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association’,  NMA,  Thursday called off its sit-at-home order over the continued harassment of their members by  Police officers. The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos State had asked its members to embark on an indefinite ‘sit-at-home’ over alleged harassment and intimidation of medical workers[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigerian doctors begin strike as Coronavirus spreads world over

As different countries of the world pool resources to combat the coronaviruscrisis, doctors in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Tuesday announced they were proceeding on an “indefinite strike”. The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, announced their decision about an hour after the third case of Covid19 was confirmed in[Read More…]

Nigerian doctors separate conjoined twins

A team of doctors in Nigeria have successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins. Lead surgeon Emmanuel Ameh told the BBC the operation to separate Goodness and Mercy Martins at the chest and abdomen took place in November and the two sisters were now well enough to go home.  He said the[Read More…]

Nigerian Minister Says Medical Doctors Are Free To Leave The Country

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says doctors who feel they want to relocate in search of greener pastures are free to do so as the nation has enough medical personnel. Ngige said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday during his response to a question on[Read More…]

Rosemary, 42, Medical Doctor Dies Gasping For Air As Nigerian Hospital Did Not Have Oxygen When She Needed It Most

by Nigeria Health Watch The late Dr. Rosemary Chukwudebe, 42, was the Head of the Internal Medicine Department at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital (KSSH) in Lokoja. She was a graduate of the University of Benin, a caring wife and mother to three beautiful young children. Known as a dedicated doctor[Read More…]

Resident Doctors Across Nigeria Begin Nationwide Strike

Resident doctors across Nigeria have commenced a nationwide indefinite strike. The doctors resolved to proceed on the strike after a meeting of its national leadership that ended in the early hours of Monday. In a brief statement obtained by Vanguard Newspapers, the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors,[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Recalls 16,000 Sacked Doctors

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, 28th of August, 2014 (yesterday) while the ongoing appraisal of the programme continues. The Federal Government has also reinstated all resident doctors that were disengaged as a result of the suspension[Read More…]