Kaduna Insecurity: NMA Threatens To Withdraw Emergency Services
The Kaduna State Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened that its members will no longer be available to render emergency call services especially at night and odd hours until what they describe as mindless and senseless killings in the State is urgently addressed.
Addressing a news conference at an emergency meeting, Secretariat in the Kaduna state NMA Chairman, Dr. Stephen Akau, says the apparent targeting of medical doctors and their families for abduction has dampened the morale of his members who no longer feel safe to attend to emergencies at odd hours, especially the recent abduction and killing of the wife of a medical doctor, Philip Ataga from their home by kidnappers.
The association says this will no longer be tolerated, and therefore calls on the government to as a matter of urgency rescue the two abducted children of the medical doctor who are still being held by the kidnappers.
The association notes that the worsening state of insecurity in the state and the seeming helplessness of the security apparatus in the face of an increasing rise in the number of doctors as well as other health workers and their families being abducted in the state is a thing of great concern.
The NMA however, declared Thursday, 6th February 2020 as a day of mourning, stressing that medical personnel will only attend skeletal services on that day.