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NMA Directs Members To Reject Sack Letter From Government


The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has further responded to the sack yesterday of 16,000 of its members- Resident Doctors, by the Federal Government, by directing them not to collect any letter, terminating their appointments.

The association’s National President, Dr. Kayode Obembe, who gave the directive Friday at a press briefing in Abuja says: “NMA hereby directs that no doctor should accept or collect any sack letter or sign any register opened by the government or her agents (hospital)”.

Similarly, Obembe who announced suspension of the over one month  nationwide strike last week and his resignation last Friday further directed that no medical doctor should pick up any “locum appointment with government hospitals”, adding any member who disobeys the new order did so at his/her own peril.

Like he advised last week, Dr. Obembe urged NMA members to stay focus in their voluntary services towards crusade to contain the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

In the meantime, the Nigeria Medical Guild has also faulted the sack of striking medical doctors  by the government.

The President of the Guild, Dr. Oseni Saliu made the condemnation while reacting to the latest development on the lingering industrial action.





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