Monday, April 15, 2024

NMA Urges Doctors On Security Consciousness


Nigerian Medical Affiliation, FCT Department, has raised concern over the safety state of affairs within the FCT,  saying it has posed an existential menace to the security of  medical doctors who usually are on the street late hours to satisfy up with responsibility calls.

The affiliation said this whereas briefing journalists on the end result of it’s Emergency Common Assembly, with the agenda: “Safety Challenges in FCT and the Kidnap of a member of NMA FCT”, in Abuja.

Recall {that a} member of the NMA. Dr. Chammah McSampson, a dental Surgeon with Smile Dental Clinic, was kidnapped alongside Airport Highway, on Sunday tenth March, 2024 at about 8pm, on his approach dwelling from work.

This, the affiliation stated has triggered loads of concern and anxiousness amongst its members as a result of it’s now not protected for medical doctors to exit at evening to take care of emergency.

The NMA FCT has due to this fact, resolved to develop and publish a suggestion to have a working doc within the occasion of kidnap of any physician within the FCT:  which ought to embody informing the suitable safety businesses and thereafter downing instrument after 24 hours if no passable actions or noticeable progress by the safety businesses.


The chairman, NMA FCT,  Dr. Charles Ugwuanyi, stated “As we conscious, emergency doesn’t respect time. It is not going to be good to start to obtain experiences that medical doctors are shying away from answering responsibility calls at odds hours.” including that the NMA FCT doesn’t wish to wait till it turns into ordinary for medical doctors to be picked up day by day earlier than making strikes.


He stated: “EGM suggested that her members ought to be extra safety aware by adopting measures that can make them much less focused by kidnappers and different criminals: ought to endeavor to go dwelling earlier than dusk, change the best way they retailer different medical doctors’ names on their telephones to keep away from pointless consideration. Additionally, to keep away from putting objects or stickers that will simply make them identifiable as medical doctors to keep away from undue consideration. gadgets similar to Ward coats, Stethoscopes, and different scientific paraphernalia shouldn’t be displayed conspicuously of their automobiles.


“NMA FCT ought to attraction to FCTA HMB to make sure applicable posting of her medical doctors to areas near the place they reside as an alternative of the present posting technique that doesn’t consider how far the medical doctors keep from the hospital, to forestall safety threat.”


Talking additional, Dr. Ugwuanyi expressed displeasure over what he described as poor therapy meted out to NMA FCT council members throughout their try and see the FCT Minister, Barr. Nyesom Wike,  following the kidnap of their member.


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