Saturday, May 18, 2024

Hospitals Shut As Doctors Protest Kidnap Of Colleague In Akwa Ibom


Medical actions have been paralysed throughout all authorities and personal hospitals in Akwa Ibom State on the occasion of aggrieved docs beneath the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA), in protest in opposition to the continued incarceration of their member who has been in kidnappers’ custody for over two weeks.

Gunmen had on April 30, 2024 kidnapped a senior member of the docs’ affiliation, Dr. John Esu at Oron native authorities space and he has not been freed until date.

The event compelled the indignant medics to down instruments in what they described because the insensitivity of presidency and safety companies in direction of the protection of lives and properties of the individuals, together with medical employees.

Expressing their anger over the continued captivity of the physician within the palms of the criminals for over two weeks, the NMA State Chairman, Prof. Emem Abraham stated it have change into essential to implement the commercial motion to attract the eye of the federal government and safety companies to the plights of medical employees who’ve change into endangered species within the state.

Consequently, the NMA chief ordered all members together with consultants to the state authorities and privately – owned hospitals to withdraw their providers saying the motion could be reviewed after 72 hours.

“Arising from emergency normal assembly of NMA, Akwa Ibom State department on Could 15, 2024 at Medical doctors’ Mess, Uyo, over the kidnap of our member, Dr. John Esu, at Oron LGA, on April 30, 2024.

“The NMA, Akwa Ibom State has resolved to withdraw providers from all authorities and personal hospitals in sympathy with our member who had been in captivity for over 15 days. The withdrawal of providers takes rapid impact, and shall be reviewed after 72 – hours.

“Your complete members of our affiliation have been psychologically traumatised by this unlucky scenario, and will not be in any good state of mind to proceed serving the general public, whereas Dr. John Esu, stays in kidnappers’ den,” the decision learn.

The Akwa Ibom NMA department appealed to the State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno “to assist implement protected launch of our member unharmed inside a brief time frame, and to enhance safety of lives and properties within the State.”

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