The Nigerian Medical Association Akwa Ibom State branch (NMA AKS) sincerely appreciates the sacrificial services rendered by our members during this trying period of the SARS – COV 2 (COVID-19) pandemic.
We urge all our members to maintain adequate preventive precautions (e.g use of Face mask, hand gloves, etc ) at all times while attending to patients.
Today at about midday, the State Officers Committee led by the Chairman, Dr Nsikak Nyoyoko while on official duty to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) to distribute PPEs was denied passage along Udo Udoma Avenue by Aka road round about by men of the Nigerian Police Force purportedly on orders from ‘above’.
This ugly incident was preceded by numerous calls by our members of having been refused passage at different points in Uyo metropolis.
To this end, NMA-AKS advises all her members that in the event of being denied passage while on your way to work, please be civil, do not resist, but return home and notify your superior at work.
It is worthy to mention at this point that NMA-AKS is not satisfied with the pace of COVID-19 testing currently ongoing in the State and thereby demands increased testing of all
suspected COVID-19 cases and also advocates for decentralization of COVID-19 sample collection points to ensure efficiency.
We urge all Doctors to remain law abiding and protect themselves at all times.
Dr Nsikak Nyoyoko (FWACS, FICS)
Chairman NMA Akwa Ibom State.
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