Insecurity: Nurses urge FG to protect health workers

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 with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abakaliki.

Egwuenu said recent attacks on nurses and other health workers in the country worrisome, discouraging and poses danger in the health sector.

NAN reports on April 22, kidnapped nurses who worked overnight at the General hospital in Idon, Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State.

Also on April 27, another nurse, Mrs Queeneth Alozie, a retired nurse from the Federal Medical Centre FMC Umuahia, allegedly assassinated in Umuahia, Abia.

Egwuenu wondered health workers, who were trained to protect lives, should be the victims of gruesome murder and kidnapping.

“We cannot figure out a healthcare professional should be brutally attacked or kidnapped.

“The development portends danger in the ’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 always while discharging their duty. (NAN)