BENUE, OCTOBER 13, 2017 – The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Benue State chapter, made good its threat when it embarked on indefinite strike on Thursday.
It has also referred five of its members to Disciplinary Committee of the NMA for what it described as their subversive role during the warning strike.
The indefinite strike was sequel to the expiration of the warning strike embarked upon by the NMA.
Those referred to the disciplinary committee were Peteru Inunduh, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi; Cecilia Ojabo, Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services; Terlumun Swende, Chief Medical Director, Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi; Ochiefa N Matthew, Deputy Head, Clinical Services (FMC) Makurdi; and Nombur Isaac, the Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), FMC, Makurdi.
In a statement issued in Makurdi on Thursday and jointly signed by Dr. Obekpa Obekpa, the State Chairman of NMA and Dr. Nwaeze Chukwuemeka, Secretary, said, “The decision to embark on indefinite strike was due to failure of the state government and management of FMC to meet the demands of the doctors.
“Congress appreciate and salute the patience and understanding of her members in the face of insincerity, intimidation and harassment on the part of the management of FMC Makurdi and Benue state government,” the statement read in part.
The duo who signed the statement also said, “Congress passed a vote of confidence on the current executives of NMA.”