Stop Blaming Doctors for Instability in Health Sector, Says NMA boss


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

The new Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, Dr Sunday Omoya , has told Nigerians to hold the government responsible for the incessant strikes being experienced in recent times in the health sector .

Describing the situation as worrisome and capable of causing total collapse of the system, Omoya, who assumed office in August, 2016, said various governments’ inability to implement agreements reached with medical personnel had been responsible for the unwholesome action of his colleagues.

Those elected into various positions in Ekiti NMA include: Dr. Omoya (Chairman), Dr. Ifedayo Oreyemi (Vice Chairman 1), Dr Kayode Ariyibi(VC 2), Dr Kenneth Onyebuilo (Secretary), Dr Tope Olatilu (Assistant Secretary), Dr Abiodun Adeniji (Treasurer), Dr Taiwo Akinsoto (Financial Secretary), Dr Hameed Oguntade (Social Secretary),
Dr Akinbote (Ex-Officio 1).

Omoya, who expressed regret over persistent strikes in the health sector, especially the one currently embarked on by consultants in the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, added that some of the challenges in the sector could have been settled internally, but for governments’ insincerity.

The NMA boss said : “Doctors have no interest in strike because we know the importance of the sector, but some of the agreements reached at the negotiation table , but governments have not been implementing virtually all the agreements.

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