NMA Fails To Reach A Decision Over Strike

The Nigerian Medical Association is yet to reach a decision over whether or not to call off the ongoing strike by doctors working for the Federal Government.

The leadership of the association sat in a meeting lasting several hours at their headquarters in Abuja on Sunday but could not agree on the update to give to journalist who waited for a briefing.

The representative for the NMA told journalists that the association was yet to fine-tune several issues that would determine what their next line of action would be.

He said that an update would be given to the media in 48 hours at which time all disparity would have been settled.

Medical services in public hospitals across Nigeria have been shut down by medical doctors since July 1, leaving many patients who turn up for appointments hopeless.

The Nigerian Medical Association, among other things, demanded the immediate passage of the National Health Bill, appointment of a Surgeon-General of the Federation, the payment of 100,000 Naira hazard allowance for medical doctors and the skipping of level twelve by medical and dental practitioners.

Source: Channelstv
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