Doctors in Ondo State have called on the authorities to provide adequate security at the state’s health facilities to enable members of the association perform its duties to patients.
The national body of JOHESU had ordered all its members in states and local governments to join the ongoing national strike to further force the federal government to accede to their demands.
According to a released statement on Wednesday by the state secretary, Ondo chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Arohunmolase R.B, the association was not against to the demands of JOHESU, even though the fight was apparently directed against the NMA.
“Members of our noble profession are hereby directed to continue in rendering their services to members of the public without fear of any attack from any quarter,” the statement said.
“While the strike lasts, members of the public are assured of 24 hours hospital services in all government owned health facilities.
“The NMA also appeals to the Ministry of Health to ensure that doctors have a peaceful environment to operate. Hence, the association will ensure that the government provides adequate security for all doctors while offering services to members of the public.
“As leaders of health team, the association requires maximum commitment from all doctors to their patients during this trying time and after.”
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The NMA therefore solicited the support of all head of hospitals, to ensure the hospitals were opened for services and provision of necessary tools for prompt health service delivery to the public.