The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has actually begun an indefinite sit-at-home demonstration(Strike Action), starting from 6.00 p.m on Wednesday.
Surgenig News reports that the strike was to oppose the alleged harassment by security agents against members of the association.
This was made known in a joint statement by its Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, and also Secretary, Dr Ramon Moronkola.
We settle that all physicians under the auspices of the Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos to continue on a sit-at-home(strike) beginning from 6.00 p.m today, May 20, forever.
Whereas, the instructions of Head of state Muhamadu Buhari, through the Presidential Job Force on COVID-19, was clear on the exemption of important workers including medical professionals and also various other health workers from the recurring lockdown/movement constraints.(Strike)
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has actually been releasing conflicting directives on social and media to the impact that important workers, consisting of physicians as well as various other health and wellness employees, are not spared.
As a straight result of the contradictory instructions of the federal government and also the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, the Lagos State branch of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) was inundated yesterday evening with several instances of harassments and also intimidation of physicians as well as other health-workers by police officers and males of the Cops Command in Lagos State.”
The association asked the Lagos State Government and the Police to state in clear terms the status of important solutions, including healthcare services and its providers.
It was gathered that the Nigerian Authorities in Lagos had on Tuesday placed barricades in different parts of Lagos by 8.00 p.m and apprehended some individuals, consisting of necessary workers that were presumed to have actually flouted the curfew regulation.
The group claimed: “It ought to be publicize in the social media, and a duplicate submitted to the Secretariat of the Lagos State Branch of NMA.
Until such time when the state government and the Commissioner of Police, are clear on how they want to operationalise the lockdown/restriction of activity instruction as it connects to necessary solution and company, consisting of healthcare solutions and also doctors.”
The NMA claimed: “The Lagos State Branch of the NMA has actually solved that it is presently harmful for its members to proceed to render healthcare services under the here and now overwhelmed setup.