Adedayo Faduyile, President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), expressed concern about the country’s growing level of insecurity.
He said more than 48 medical doctors had been kidnapped in the past two years at a press conference to mark the 2019 World Physicists ‘ Week in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday, October 15th.
Despite the hazardous nature of their jobs, he said that doctors in the country still faced challenges such as “kidnapping, ongoing patient harassment/assault and relationships, unfortunate employer mistreatment and poor wages.”
Faduyile said that this has encouraged many of them to leave the country.
“This year, Nigerian doctors decided to celebrate with the theme centered on the lacuna found in the treatment of this group of patients, particularly with regard to the police system.
“In this regard, I thank all the doctors who have worked assiduously to ensure that we fulfill our core obligations to the Nigerian state collectively. It is worth noting that not all were well with Nigerian doctors, the abduction of our leaders in carrying out their duties with some still in captivity to the Nigerian government.
“Amid the various challenges, Nigerian doctors have continued to provide excellent health care services, and for another year we thank God.” I want to reiterate that it is important to continue to pray for the good of the Nigerian people.