Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "NMA"

    Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw services in Cross River

Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw services in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River has threatened to withdraw services over the incessant kidnappings of its members in the state.The threat is contained in a communiqué signed by Agam Ayuk, its chairman, and Ezoke Epoke, its secretary, after its emergency general meeting held on Wednesday in Calabar.The association said that the threat became necessary following the kidnap of [...]

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    NMA: 2000 health workers leave Nigeria every year

NMA: 2000 health workers leave Nigeria every year

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says at least 2000 workers in the health sector leave the country annually.Francis Faduyile, NMA national president, disclosed this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state,  during the opening ceremony of the association’s 59th annual general conference/delegates meeting themed “Skill Repatriation in the Health Sector: Turning Nigeria’s brain drain to brain gain.”Faduyile was reacting to the comment of [...]

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    How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

Sodiq Abubakar (not real name) was not going to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it was prayers answered for him and he was ready to deploy all his resources to get the job. And so as early as 6:30am, he joined hundreds of other doctors outside the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, for the recruitment exercise being organised by [...]

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    JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has accused the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) of frustrating efforts to end its four-week-old strike.Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Monday, Biobebelemoye Josiah, JOHESU national chairman, also said the ministry of health is collaborating with the doctors to suppress the union's demands.JOHESU on April 17 embarked on an industrial action to press home [...]

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    Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to go on strike if a key demand of the striking health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is met.The health workers are asking, among other things, to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the NMA said is "callous and ill-motivated".The JOHESU strike, which has been [...]

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    Nigerian doctors to Buhari: We are capable of handling any ailment

Nigerian doctors to Buhari: We are capable of handling any ailment

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says its members are capable of handling any ailment.In a communique issued after a national executive council (NEC) meeting in Kaduna, Mike Ogirima and Yusuf Tanko Sununu, president and secretary of the association, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to replicate in Nigeria what he saw in the London hospital where he was treated.They said Nigerian doctors [...]

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    Kogi doctors resume strike

Kogi doctors resume strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi state has directed its members to resume the strike they suspended two weeks ago.The directive was contained in a statement issued by the association after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday.The doctors said the resumption of the strike was informed by the state government’s alleged failure to fulfill its promises to meet [...]

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    Dickson meets health workers to avert strike

Dickson meets health workers to avert strike

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has met with officials of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the state to avert impending strike by medical practitioners over backlog of five month salary arrears.The NMA in Bayelsa had earlier issued a 21 day strike notice which lapsed on Monday.The strike notice, dated June 6, was for the three affiliates of NMA [...]

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    FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country will no longer fund government official's medical trips abroad, especially when they could be treated in the country.The president said this at the opening ceremony of the 56th annual general conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Sokoto.“While this administration will not deny anyone of his or her fundamental human rights, we [...]

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    Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

Nigerian doctors threaten ‘total and indefinite’ strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has "ordered" the federal government to ensure the immediate passage of the National Health Bill and also honour other agreements reached with the association or expect an indefinite industrial action, beginning from July 1, 2014.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, president of the association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said the association is taking the [...]

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