Kaduna NMA moves to check-mate quackery
By : Femi Mustapha
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kaduna State has moved to check-mate quackery and other malpractices in the medical profession.
The Chairman Kaduna State Chapter of the Association, Dr.Madaki David Sheyin gave this indication while briefing newsmen on the rundown of activities marking the association’s 2023 Physician Week, Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference with the theme ” Physicians’ Week (Elevating Healthcare Excellence: Fighting Medical Quackery and reinforcing professional standards) held on 30th October, 2023.
Dr. Sheyin said the activities of quack Doctors have become alarming and worrisome and need urgent attention to tackle them.
He disclosed that NMA has resolved to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure all forms of quackery are stamped out in the State.
“We also frown at the media trial of Nigerian doctors and request that the rule of law be observed and follow due process if aggrieved or in discharging their responsibilities.
“If anyone has any case against a doctor practicing in Nigeria, it should channel such to the Registrar of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for appropriate response being the body statutorily saddled with such responsibility.
“The Nigerian Medical Association hereby expresses her displeasure at the recent media trial of some healthcare workers by the Minister of Women Affairs.
” We will not hesitate to chastise our members and continually urge them to uphold the utmost professionalism and support the association in ridding it of all forms of quackery.
” We have embarked on a massive awareness campaign and sensitization on the activities of quacks and practice of quackery in the State.
Dr. Sheyin added that the association is exploring all peaceful avenues toward securing some economic reprieve for its members.
The progress towards payment of 100% 2014 CONMESS salary to members according to him is just too slow.
“We are using this opportunity to call on Kaduna State Government to immediately commence the payment of the approved reviewed CONMESS salary structures with their arrears for medical doctors and dentists. ”
Dr. Sheyin opined that this
The year’s theme was chosen to provide positive direction to the new administration as it relates to fixing our healthcare sector. Doctors this week will have opportunities for games and leisure.
“We shall also be visiting members going through health challenges and families of fallen heroes to support them in our little way.
The subthemes shall augment the theme and better inform our government and people about professionalism and ethical issues in human organ donation.”