Nasarawa doctors end warning strike


Nigeria Medical Association, Nasarawa State chapter has ended the warning strike it embarked on over an attack on its female member.

Dr Bulus Peter, Chairman of NMA in the state, made this known in an interview with the Newsmen on Friday, in Lafia, the state capital.

Peter said the strike, which lasted for three days, followed the attack on a doctor, whose name was not provided, by a patient’s relative at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia.

The Chairman explained that the association decided to suspend the strike following intervention by the state government and management of the hospital.

“Our female member, who is known for assisting indigent patients, was attacked for no reason.

“Why would anyone attack a doctor or a health worker who is always doing everything possible to save lives?” the chairman asked.

According to Peter, there are procedures for seeking redress if anybody feels unsatisfied with the services of any health personnel.

The NMA chairman urged the public to explore such procedures when necessary, rather than resort to attacking healthcare givers.

He, however, commended the management of the hospital and the state Ministry of Health for apprehending and prosecuting the culprit.