Nigerian Doctors Give Buhari Sept. 30, Deadline
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given the President Muhammadu Buhari led government till September 30, to constitute the Board of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) or face its wrath.
Speaking yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja, the President of the association, Francis Faduyile, who said the association was prepared to approach the court on the issue, added that it is saddening that three years after dissolving the last board, the government was yet to constitute a new one.
He said the action of the government has badly affected health delivery in the country, as the profession has gone unregulated.
The president further read from a communique issued at the end of the National Executive Council of the association.
The communique read: “The NEC call on the Federal Government to immediately re-constitute the Council of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
“The NEC also directed the National Officers’ Committee (NOC) to approach the court of law to seek for the interpretation of the statement ‘the Council shall be a body corporate in with perpetual succession’ as clearly stated in the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap M8.”
“NMA has decided to defend the health of Nigerians and by the 30th of September if the council is not constituted, we will take decisive steps that will make people know that we are serious about it.
“For your information, all what the Nigerian government needed is to just give only one nominee because every other member of the council are statutory member. I don’t know why it is difficult.”