Nigerian Doctors Strike

The doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have suspended its 12-day-old strike in Cross River State.

The doctors wary of rising level of insecurity in the state, embarked on a strike to call attention to increasing incidents of kidnapping Cross River.

One of their colleagues, Dr Marcus Inyama, was kidnapped by on July 18 in Akpabuyo local government area of the state.

He was released on July 26.

The strike was suspended at the annual general meeting held in Calabar with a communiqué issued.

The communiqué partly read, “Arising from the meeting and taking into serious cognisance the health care needs of the people of Cross River, NMA in Cross River has suspended the notice of total and indefinite strike across the state.

“Accordingly, members across the state have been instructed to resume work immediately.

“The Association will without fail keep to her Jan. 8, 2018 resolution in the event of the kidnap of a doctor or their dependents.

“The resolution states that NMA will henceforth withdraw all medical services without any notice anytime a doctor or dependents are taken captive in future.”

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