NMA apologises to Nigerians, patients over NARD strike



Nigeria Medical Association () has apologised to , especially patients at various hospitals, over the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Association Resident Doctors (NARD).


Dr Enema Amodu, the Chairman, , Federal Territory (FCT) chapter, made the plea on Sunday in Abuja while addressing newsmen over the NARD strike.


According to him, the association is sorry and wishes to apologise to over the action.


The resident doctors embarked on strike on April 1 to home their demand for upward review their N5000 hazard allowance, payment outstanding -19 inducement allowance, among others.


He said “we are not insensitive; we hope that and those in charge the discussion with NARD will take seriously, with a view to settling the issues at stake.


“To our patients, we are very sorry that you to suffer this epileptic irregular healthcare service delivery; we taken an oath to take care of you.


“But if a doctor is not in a sound state of mind and is not happy with what he or she is getting from the job, the doctor may not be in right frame of mind to discharge his or her right.


“And this will invariably affect you; by the time we get placed properly, renumeration and other welfare matters and facilities that we need to serve you, we will be able to serve you better with productive results,” he said.


He pleaded with all health workers, pharmacist, nurses, among others, to the incessant acrimony and disharmony among them. (NAN)