University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) has called on the Federal Government to protect health workers against gruesome attacks so as to prevent disruption in delivery of healthcare services.
The National President of the association, Chief Solomon Egwuenu, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abakaliki.
Also on April 27, another nurse, Mrs Queeneth Alozie, a retired nurse from the Federal Medical Centre FMC Umuahia, was allegedly assassinated in Umuahia, Abia.
“We cannot figure out why a healthcare professional should be brutally attacked or kidnapped.
“The development portends danger in the nation’s healthcare delivery.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government and security agencies to protect health personnel from such heinous crimes in the country.’’
He, however, advised members of the association to be security conscious and guard themselves always while discharging their duty. (NAN)