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    VIDEO: Ballot boxes destroyed as NMA election in Enugu turns violent

VIDEO: Ballot boxes destroyed as NMA election in Enugu turns violent

The election of the Enugu state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has been disrupted by violence. The association for doctors and dentists in the state scheduled the election of its executive council for Tuesday in the state capital. But disagreement among the doctors degenerated into violence as ballot boxes were broken and the ballot papers scattered on the grounds. Some of [...]

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    Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Agam Ayuk, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state chapter, says a member has died of complications from COVID-19. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the state capital, Ayuk identified the deceased as Kate Okpa, a doctor working in the Ogoja area of the state. He said nine other doctors are seriously ill and hospitalised as a result of the [...]

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    NMA: 102 health workers contracted COVID-19 in Nasarawa

NMA: 102 health workers contracted COVID-19 in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says 102 health workers in the state contracted COVID-19. Peter Umaru, the state NMA chairman, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Lafia, the Nasarawa capital. Umaru and Peter Idoko, president of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), are among the infected health workers, but they have been discharged [...]

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    NMA: 22 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rivers

NMA: 22 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rivers

The Nigerian Medical Association in Rivers says 22 doctors in the state have tested positive for COVID-19. Obelebra Adebiyi, the chairperson of the association who spoke with journalists on Friday, said about 60 health workers have also been infected. Adebiyi lamented the lack of adequate personal protective equipment for health workers combating COVID-19, saying the rise in the rate of infection among doctors [...]

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    NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says going by the statistics in Adamawa, one doctor attends to more than 13,000 people. Tonde Gargah, the Adamawa NMA chairman, made this known in a speech at the Adamawa Democracy Day townhall, held in Yola, the state capital, on Friday. He emphasised the need for the government to ensure that the people have access to adequate [...]

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    NMA: Three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

NMA: Three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa state. Bulus Umaru, Nasarawa NMA chairman, said two auxiliary staff also contracted the disease in the course of carrying out their duties. "Three gynaecologists and two auxiliary staff have contracted the coronavirus in the course of their work of dealing with patients," Umaru said. “The doctors are now [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

To check how serious Cross River state was about screening for COVID-19, especially as the state is the only one in the federation without a single case, Taiwo Adebulu disguises as a patient with a risky travel history and suspicious symptoms. He narrates his experience with the doctors, nurses and the test team in this undercover adventure. Crossing Itu bridge, which [...]

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    NMA president: Many Nigerians will suffer if governors take over COVID-19 response

NMA president: Many Nigerians will suffer if governors take over COVID-19 response

Innocent Ujah, president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, said on Sunday in the next phase of the lockdown beginning from Monday, states will [...]

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    Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its sit-at-home directive to its members. On Wednesday, the NMA issued the directive to protest against the “incessant harassment” of doctors and other health workers by security agents enforcing the directive on restriction of movement in Lagos. More than 50 essential workers, including doctors, were said to have been arrested by the [...]

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    Lagos NMA asks doctors to stay home over ‘harassment’ by security agents

Lagos NMA asks doctors to stay home over ‘harassment’ by security agents

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has issued a sit-at-home directive to its members. According to a statement on Wednesday, signed by Saliu Oseni, chairman Lagos NMA, the directive takes effect from 6pm today. More than 50 essential workers, including doctors were said to have been arrested by the police in Lagos on Tuesday following the directive of Mohammed [...]

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    NMA: FG’s COVID-19 testing method unrealistic

NMA: FG’s COVID-19 testing method unrealistic

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the COVID-19 "smart testing" option used by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is unrealistic. In a statement signed on Friday by Francis Faduyile, the NMA president, and Olumuyiwa Odusote, the general secretary, the association said the testing method has not revealed the real incidence of COVID-19 in the country. The NMA added that [...]

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    NMA to FG: Probe claims of Kogi, Cross River on zero COVID-19 case

NMA to FG: Probe claims of Kogi, Cross River on zero COVID-19 case

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has asked the federal government to investigate claims by Kogi and Cross River governments that the states have not recorded any case of COVID-19. The NMA asked that the investigation be conducted through the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19. Kogi and Cross River are the only states yet to confirm a COVID-19 case. The Kogi government had alleged [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria’s low testing rate depressing, says NMA

COVID-19: Nigeria’s low testing rate depressing, says NMA

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    COVID-19: Stop endangering our lives, Nigerian doctors beg patients

COVID-19: Stop endangering our lives, Nigerian doctors beg patients

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says some patients are endangering the lives of health workers. In a statement, Francis Faduyile and Olumuyiwa Odusote, chairman and secretary general of the medical association respectively, said while three doctors and one nurse have paid the ultimate price during the coronavirus pandemic, over 40 health workers have been exposed unduly. The association said health workers need to [...]

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    Doctor ‘exposed to COVID-19 patient’ dies in Lagos

Doctor ‘exposed to COVID-19 patient’ dies in Lagos

The Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has announced the death of Chugbo Emeka, a medical doctor. The announcement was made via a post on the association's Twitter handle. The doctor was said to have died on Wednesday, after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient at his private clinic. He reportedly died at the isolation ward of the Lagos University Teaching [...]

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    Cross River doctors: We are just 33 in civil service yet the least paid in Nigeria

Cross River doctors: We are just 33 in civil service yet the least paid in Nigeria

Agam Ayuk, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River, says doctors under the state civil service are the least paid in Nigeria. According to NAN, he spoke in Calabar, Cross River capital, while addressing reporters on the COVID-19 response and the state of the health sector, on Wednesday. Ayuk dismissed the claim that there are 105 doctors in the [...]

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