Tag Archives: NMA

FG To Stop Funding Trips Of Officials Seeking Medical Treatment Overseas

The Federal Government has stated that it would no longer provide resources to any government official to travel abroad for medical attention on cases that could be handled in the country, reports Vanguard. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 56th Annual General Conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), in Sokoto, President…

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Ekiti Doctors: FRSC Points Over Speeding As Cause Of Death As Survivors Blame Lack Of Medical Attention

The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday, attributed the accident that claimed the lives of six Ekiti State medical doctors and their driver (read here if you missed) to over speeding. The Sector Head of Operations, Deputy Corps Commander, Salisu Galadunci stated this in an interview with the News…

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6 Ekiti Doctors, Driver Die In Auto Crash! Fayose Declares 3 Days Mourning

Accident Scene Six medical doctors under the Ekiti Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and their driver, yesterday, lost their lives in a road traffic accident along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, a few kilometers to Kaduna. The doctors were reportedly on their way to the 56th NMA Annual General Conference/Annual Delegates meeting in Sokoto when…

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Federal Government Announces The Reinstatement Of Sacked 16, 000 Resident Doctors

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced the reinstatement of the over 16, 000 resident doctors sacked on August 13. The spokesperson to the Minister, Dan Nwomeh, in a tweet said the doctors’ reinstatement became yesterday Thursday, August 28. The resident doctors make up 70 per cent of the workforce in government’s hospitals. The…

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President Jonathan Sacks 16, 000 Resident Doctors For Refusal To End Strike & Combat Ebola Outbreak

The President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals. The sack was contained in a directive by Mr. Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors. The directive was stated in an internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the…

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Ebola: Six Of The Eight Primary Contacts Of Late Patrick Sawyer, May Have Tested Positive

The government is said to be tracking families of the infected doctor seven others under surveillance and monitoring. There were fears, yesterday, that six of the eight primary contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, may have tested positive to the Ebola virus, but are yet to show signs of the disease. Meanwhile, the Lagos State…

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Hot Topics Of The Week!

We deliver the most recent information on top stories in politics, sports, current affairs, foreign news and more in this column. Former South African President, Nelson Mandela was on Sunday buried in his ancestral village of Qunu in South Africa’s Eastern Cape ProvinceThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its over five months old…

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