All members of the Nigerian Medical Association currently on strike have been directed to suspend their action as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Reports from News Agency of Nigeria reveal that, the association’s president, Dr Francis Faduyile, gave the directive at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
Faduyile disclosed that the directive was one of the NMA’s guidelines towards the management of the COVID-19.
Faduyile speaking further on the situation said, “We direct all state branches of NMA to set up a five-man committee of health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, and nurses to monitor the level of preparedness and management of our hospitals.
“This committee should interact with the different committees set up by their respective state governors and FCT Minister.
“In line with the above, we direct all medical associations that have declared strikes against their management to suspend all actions as the national NMA shall take over the disputes and interact with the different organs/agencies of government.
“In this regard, the Association of Resident Doctors of FCTA, Gombe, ESUT-Parklane and Kaduna as well as NMA Cross Rivers are directed to report back to work and treat Nigerians.
“This gesture is geared towards treating fellow Nigerians notwithstanding the inhuman treatment meted on our members nationwide.’’