Tag: NMA

Federal Government Rejects 21-Day Ultimatum Issued By NMA

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has rejected the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Nigeria Medical Association saying it is in direct collision with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 21. The NMA had threatened to join the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of[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…]

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…]

Return stolen medical equipment and vaccines, NMA begs hoodlums

The Nigerian Medical Association has reached out to individuals in custody of items and hospital equipment looted by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests to return them as some of them could be very harmful to the human body. The NMA said this on Monday in a statement by its President, Prof. Innocent[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…]

NMA reacts to reports of violence at doctors’ elections in Enugu

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has condemned reported violent clashes during the chairmanship election of the Enugu chapter of the association. In a statement posted on the NMA official website, the association’s president, Innocent Ujah, said he had “gotten unverified reports of skirmishes during the conduct of elections in some[Read More…]

NMA wants Nigerians to avoid unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals to minimise COVID-19 spread

The Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association has said that people should avoid paying unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals to minimise the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. It said 35 doctors had so far been tested positive for COVID-19 since the virus manifested in the state. Dr[Read More…]

Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association tests positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA) Nasarawa branch, Dr. Bulus Umaru Peter, has tested positive for coronovirus. The Nation learnt when he developed symptoms, his sample was taken in Lafia to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, ( NCDC ) in Abuja. Four days later, the result returned positive.[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…]