The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has cautioned the public to be wary of quack doctors in the country. The President of NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile, gave the advice while speaking with the press in Abuja. He urged people to be mindful of the kind of doctors they patronised while seeking medical treatment, adding that many quacks had infiltrated the profession. He said that patients must be careful with those coming with plan to take them abroad with the aim to have best medical care. According to him, those doctors usually come without requisite registration by the appropriate authority in Nigeria. He noted that many of those doctors were unqualified and were not allowed to practice in the countries they came from but would come around to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians. ...
The Nigerian Medical Association says errant doctors can no longer be punished because President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to reconstitute the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Council which he dissolved three years ago. The NMA, therefore, gave the President till the end of September to set up the MDCN or face serious backlash from Nigerians. The President of the NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Faduyile stated that this was the decision of the National Executive Council of the NMA at a meeting in Osogbo, Osun State. The MDCN is the professional health regulatory agency for the professions of medicine, dentistry and alternative medicine in Nigeria. It is also in charge of disciplining errant doctors and enforcing globa...
The Nigerian Medical Association has urged politicians to guard their utterances so as to avoid a possible eruption of political violence and an attendant crisis that may be beyond the capacity of the health sector. The NMA said this in a statement jointly signed by its President, Dr Francis Faduyile and Secretary-General, Dr Olumutiwa Odusote, on Thursday. In the statement titled, ‘Nigeria’s healthcare system cannot accommodate mass casualties from political upheavals’, the association urged politicians to put national interest before theirs. The statement read in part, “The NMA notes with deep concern certain developments in the political circles in Nigeria in recent times. “Of note are the overtly inflammatory statements by top ranking political leaders, which have the poten
As Nigeria prepares for the 2019 elections, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called on politicians, political parties, aspirants and other relevant stakeholders to play by the rules, even as it urged law enforcement agents to demonstrate loyalty to their calling and the constitution of the country. Making the call in a statement by the National President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, and the National Secretary, Dr. Olumutiwa Odusote, the union advised Nigerians to be law abiding and resist being used by politicians as ready tools to destroy human lives and properties in the name of support and loyalty. The statement read in part: “The overtly inflammatory statements by top-ranking political leaders, which have the real potential of incensing partisan conflicts that can degenerate
Minister of State, Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has advised Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) members to show compassion while handling emergency and accident cases. He urged doctors to give prompt attention to victims. The minister spoke when he received NMA’s executive members, led by their President, Dr. Francis Faduyile. According to him, life is sacred and the medical profession is a divine calling; as such, health professionals, particularly medical doctors, should have a change of attitude towards their patients while discharging their duties. He said: “As keepers of a profession that has to do with human existence, you need compassion, dedication, integrity and selflessness. As team leaders, you must remember to carry others along because quality health care delivery re
To ensure quality healthcare delivery in the country, leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have resolved to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together. The bodies made this decision when Dr. Francis Faduyile, the President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led his executive members on a courtesy visit to the PSN headquarters in Lagos, recently. During the meeting, Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the
Leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria have agreed to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together for the benefit of the health sector. The bodies made this decision during a meeting held on Wednesday at the Pharmacy House in Lagos. The President of the NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the years we have had many issues that caused a lot of distrust among us. If this continues, it will begin to affect u
* Nigeria records 33% national coverage on immunisation, hospitals count losses Doctors under the auspices of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have threatened to resume strike if the Federal Government failed to meet the demands of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA). Newly elected President of NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile and the Secretary General, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote, in a statement, yesterday, noted that the unions plan to extend the industrial action from federal hospitals to states and local councils. They also rejected demands for pay parity, promotion to consultancy cadre with payment of specialist allowance, headship of departments and hospitals by members of the associations. “The NMA wishes to draw the