The Nigerian Medical Affiliation has condemned the widespread assault on well being services and the looting of medical consumables throughout Nigeria.
The affiliation mentioned it’s painfully disturbed by assaults on well being services, burning of hospitals and clinics in addition to looting and vandalization of medical and hospital provides, consumables and vaccines.
The medical physique described the actions of hoodlums as barbaric, primitive and wanton, a state of affairs it warned is able to endangering the well being of Nigerians and creating an irredeemable unfavourable affect on the well being system.
‘‘One of many rapid results of this unbecoming behaviour of the hoodlums is the hazard the general public is uncovered to. This may increasingly have lengthy life results not solely on human beings but additionally on the surroundings’’.
‘‘NMA feels very embarrassed and disillusioned that well being employees, services and gear weren’t secured nor protected by Safety Companies to forestall the monumental nationwide looting and vandalisation of presidency and personal properties’’
The NMA mentioned the looting of well being services will additional weaken the supply of well being providers in an already near-comatose well being system and set Nigeria again on its quest to attain Common Well being Protection (UHC).
‘‘The vaccines carted away are to assist stop ailments however the motion of the hoodlums could result in the resurgence of vaccine-preventable childhood ailments.
The physique has now referred to as on looters of medicaments and hospital gear to return them or destroy them professionally as a few of the medicines may very well be very dangerous to the human physique.