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Resident Doctors Vows To Do This If Abduction Of Doctors Persists

Resident Doctors Vows To Do This If Abduction Of Doctors Persists in Jos.

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This was disclosed in a protest on Thursday, April 21.

The Association of Resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital have lamented the spate of insecurities.

During a protest on Thursday, the members decried the abductions of their colleagues. They added that it was causing much discomfort and mental trauma.

They said that this has affected the performance of their members.

The doctors made no vow but stated that if nothing was done urgently to address the issue, there will be interrupted health delivery in the state.

Taking to the streets of Jos, the Resident doctors “in strong terms” expressed their displeasure.

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The President of the ARD, JUTH branch, Dr Noel Naegbuna said:

“We want to express our displeasure in strong terms on the recent incidents of abduction of our members and the seemingly unacceptable response of the security architecture of the state in bringing a stop and lasting solution to this menace.

“One worrisome concern is the abduction of two of our members in the last three weeks. These recent occurrences have caused untold mental, psychological and emotional trauma to our members and their families, and have hindered us from giving our best at our points of duty. We would have downed tools but for the sake of innocent Nigerians who will need health care services, we have resorted to a peaceful protest to convey our displeasure with recent happenings.

“If this continues, we cannot guarantee continuous uninterrupted service delivery by our members.”

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The President urged the Government to expedite actions in ending the state of insecurities.

He promised that members would not stop mounting pressure on authorities until all the menace was brought to an end.

Source: PUNCH Health Wise

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