Despite the directive issued to its members nation-wide to return to work Monday, the Nigeria medical Association in Kano has vowed to continue its industrial action particularly in the federal government owned facilities until the sack issued on resident doctors is lifted. Subsequently NMA has directed doctors in both Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano and National Orthopedic Hospital Dala to stay off duty pending further instructions.
NMA chairman in Kano, Dr. Sherifdeen Abbas Mashi however said doctors at state government hospitals are hereby mandated to return to their duty post in compliance with the national secretariat order. Dr. Mashi who frowned at the federal government sack order on resident doctors, insisted that doctors in both federal government hospitals have been advised to report to all state own health care centers for voluntary services. Assistant Director, Public relations, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Mal. Aminu Inuwa, however insisted that the hospital management may not do otherwise directive from the federal government. He noted that only the consultant and junior doctors are expected to report back on duty following the suspension of the NMA strike.