FG Expresses Concern As NMA Threatens To Join Doctors’ Strike

 FG Expresses Concern As NMA Threatens To Join Doctors’ Strike

The Federal Government has expressed concern about the 21-day strike notice issued by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) over the alleged failure of the Government to meet the demands of the striking resident Doctors.

Fielding questions from Newsmen on the threat by the NMA, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said Doctors should stop embarking on strikes at dangerous times and appealed to the Resident Doctors to call off their strike.

Dr Ehanire said these as the Federal Government and the NMA disagreed on the 21-day ultimatum issued by the umbrella body of Medical Doctors in the country.

The NMA, had, in a statement at the weekend after its National Executive Council meeting in Benin, Edo State, said its affiliates, including the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, the Medical and Dental Doctors in Academics and the National Association of Resident Doctors, had resolved to commence a nationwide strike after the ultimatum.

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