NMA gives Zamfara govt 2-week ultimatum to stop attacks on health facilities

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Zamfara Chapter, has given the state government a two-week ultimatum to provide adequate security in health facilities across the state.

The association also threatened to shut down all facilities in the state at 6 p.m. daily if the government failed

to provide adequate security

So, This is contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Mannir Bature, in Gusau on Monday.

Furthermore, Bature condemned the recent kidnap of two persons at the Dansadau General Hospital by gunmen in

the Maru Local Government Area of the state.

However, According to him, a ward attendant and a patient’s relation were abducted on Friday at the hospital by

the suspected bandits.

Finally, He called on the government to urgently address attacks on medical services or “else the health workers

in the state would shut down all health facilities by 6 p.m. daily’’.

“The bandits were specifically looking for the doctors and nurses in the hospital, which is posing concern

to the medical practitioners in the state.

“The association believes the bandits are targeting the medical doctors and other healthcare workers for

ransom and to help them treat their injured colleagues.

“We want the government and security agencies to provide adequate and special security to secure

all health facilities and protect healthcare workers across the state,’’ Bature said.

By Taiyelolu A

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