Ondo NMA Announces Suspension Of Strike After Stakeholders’ Meeting

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA Ondo State chapter, has suspended its strike action forthwith for the sake of the people who can’t afford expensive medical care.

The Ondo State NMA Chairman, Dr. Stella Adegbehingbe disclosed during an interactive session with the Ondo State House of Assembly, ODHA, Committee on Health and other stakeholders in Akure.

Dr. Adegbehingbe who lamented that the strike has increased mortality rate due patronage of quack doctors, noted that medical practitioners in the Ondo State would return to work as soon as possible for the interest of the people who are seriously in need of medical attention in government hospitals.

She called on the state government to do needful, by giving attention to the welfare of medical personnel and other health workers for effective health delivery.

Dr. Adegbehingbe also appealed to government to address the challenge of inadequate facilities, training, and shortage of manpower among others.

Addressing the session, the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Dr. Adiodun Falaye appreciated the medical practitioners for keeping to the tenets of their profession.

Dr. Falaye gave assurance that the legislative arm will liaise with the executive in finding a lasting solution to the issue.

Other lawmakers also appreciated the health workers for having genuine human feelings.

Correspondent Olumide Abudu reports that Resident Doctors also attended the intervention meeting. Olumide Abudu

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