The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Imo State chapter, has announced commencement of an indefinite strike, following the non-compliance of the group’s demands by the government.
NMA had given the State government 21 days ultimatum to attend to its demand which expired on November 9, albeit same was later extended until 14 days following a meeting with Hope Uzodinma, the State governor .
This was made known in a statement signed by NMA Chairman, Dr Chidiebere Okwara made available to press , obtained by Obinwannem CORRESPONDENCE.
In a statement made available to Obinwannem News, NMA Chairman Imo State, Dr. Chidiebere Okwara lamented that Nigeria Medical Association were struggling to survive in its field; amid unimproved level of medical infrastructure in the State, particularly.
The Statement reads in part;
“All our demands hinge on the revival of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in our only Teaching Hospital, restoration of the dignity of the medical profession through the institution of the appropriate wages in all State establishments, improved infrastructure and fair and friendly private practice environment.”
“We have had many meetings with the government without any tangible result. There is no better time than now to remain resolute for the common good.
“While the strike lasts, we shall remain available and open to the government for an amicable resolution of these challenges,” he stated.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News