The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities 21 days to resolve all the problems contained within the numerous agreements signed with its affiliate members, together with resident medical doctors at present on strike.
In the 21-day discover, it requested the federal government to resolve all pending points with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCAN), and the Medical and Dental Specialist Association in Basic Medical Sciences (MEDSABAMS).
The warning got here after the NMA’s National Executive Council assembly in Edo State the place it mentioned the continuing strike by resident medical doctors and the federal government’s place.
The NMA warned that no physician must be victimised for taking part or not taking part within the strike motion by NARD, including that it helps all its associates of their efforts to enhance healthcare supply and their welfare.
An announcement by the NMA President, Prof Innocent Ujah, mentioned, “In the event that the Federal Government fails to implement the agreements after the expiration of the 21-day notice, NMA shall summon an emergency delegate meeting to review the progress made on the implementation of the agreements.”