Tag: Nigerian Medical Association

“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…]

Nigerian Medical Association says vaccine procured from AstraZeneca for COVID-19 is safe

The Nigerian Medical Association says the vaccine procured by Nigeria from AstraZeneca company is safe, advising people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Prof. Baba Issa, Kwara NMA Chairman, gave the advice while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, in response to question raised about the safety of Oxford, AstraZeneca[Read More…]

COVID-19: Buhari Mourns 20 Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of the doctors who were killed by COVID-19 in parts of the country. In a statement on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari gave an assurance that the welfare of doctors and other health workers[Read More…]

Soldiers forced medical doctor to swim inside muddy water at gunpoint

Some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. The incident happened around 11 a.m. when the doctor was on his way to the clinic, the victim and[Read More…]

Kidnapped Cross River State doctor finally regains freedom

A Senior Registrar in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr Vivien Otu, has regained her freedom barely a week after being kidnapped. Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Calabar branch, Dr Innocent Abang, confirmed her release to Channels Television on[Read More…]

Lagos Govt begs doctors to shelve indefinite sit-at-home order

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 by security agents in the state. The NMA on Wednesday gave the directive in a statement signed by its Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, and Secretary,[Read More…]

Lagos doctors issue a sit-at-home directives to members

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has issued a sit-at-home directive to its members. According to the guidelines issued by the presidential task force on COVID-19 and the Lagos state government, essential service providers, such as health workers, are exempted from the restriction of movement, especially[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigerian Medical Association says decision to ease lockdown “premature”

The Nigerian Medical Association has kicked against the Federal Government’s decision to ease lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory effective May 4, is premature. In a statement signed by the NMA President, Dr Francis Faduyile, in Abuja on Friday night, the association said the timing for FG’s[Read More…]

Nigerian Doctors Say They’re Capable of Handling Buhari’s Ailment

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says its members are capable of handling any ailment. In a communique issued after a national executive council (NEC) meeting in Kaduna, Mike Ogirima and Yusuf Tanko Sununu, president and secretary of the association, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to replicate in Nigeria what he saw[Read More…]

Nigerian Medical Association Beg Ailing President Buhari To Disclose His Health Status

The Nigerian Medical Association, on Thursday, explained why Buhari should disclose his health status to Nigerians. The President of the NMA, Prof. Mike Ogirima, who gave the explanation in an interview with one of our correspondents, said Buhari’s disclosure of his health status would douse tension and rumours about his[Read More…]