NMA PLEADS WITH FG TO RESPOND TO DOCTORS’ NEEDS

NMA PLEADS WITH FG TO RESPOND TO DOCTORS’ NEEDS

THE CHAIRMAN OF NIGERIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, FCT CHAPTER DR ENEMA AMODU, HAS PLEADED WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF HEALTH WORKERS IN THE COUNTRY.
HE MADE THE PLEA AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA IN RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING STRIKE EMBARKED UPON BY THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENT DOCTORS.
THE RESIDENT DOCTORS WENT ON STRIKE ON APRIL 1 TO PRESS HOME THEIR DEMAND FOR UPWARD REVIEW OF THEIR N5000 HAZARD ALLOWANCE, PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING COVID-19 INDUCEMENT ALLOWANCE, AMONG OTHERS.
THE BRANCH CHAIRMAN SAID NARD WAS ON STRIKE OVER UNRESOLVED ISSUES, ADDING THAT PART OF THE ISSUES WAS HAZARD ALLOWANCE AND HEALTH INSURANCE.
HE NOTED THAT THERE WERE OTHER ISSUES PRESENTED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THE DOCTOR’S GRIEVANCES WITH ALL THE SERIOUSNESS IT DESERVED.