By Patrick Ahanor
Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has kicked against the harassment of medical consultant, interns, residents and any doctor, sainging that such scenario might lead to immediate withdrawal of services until safe environment was assured.
This was just as the doctors also called on the government and national assembly to curtail the rising spate of extreme wastage of human lives.
MDCAN in a communiqué issued by Dr. O. S. Oluwole and Dr. Aderemi Adeosun, president and secretary, respectively, after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Benin City, urged traditional rulers and other well-meaning citizens to cooperate with government to safeguard the nation’s unity.
The group urged the federal and state government to ensure the safety of medical consultants and release of others that are currently held captive by their abductors.
The communiqué further read in part: “The management and boards of hospitals in the country should ensure appropriate disciplinary action against any member of the hospital community who harasses any medical consultant, interns, residents and any doctor that works under medical consultants.
“Remuneration for clinical duty of honorary medical consultants in Teaching Hospitals should be reviewed urgently to ensure uninterrupted delivery of health care services and training of medical students at all Teaching Hospitals in the country.
“The payments of call duty allowance to medical consultants should reward work done, but not fixed arbitrarily.”