The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned Joint Health Section Union (JOHESU) from harassing doctors or other health workers willing to work for the sake of humanity. This warning was given by NMA this weekend while addressing a press conference in Jos, Plateau state, assuring that “other health workers willing to abstain from the ongoing unjustifiable strike are advised to resume work as adequate security has been provided for them to carry out their duties without molestation or intimidation.” The Acting State Chairman of NMA, Dr. Dajel Bulus expressed concern that the striking health workers are demanding salary parity with doctors. He said, “This is not only unfortunate and strange, but unrealistic, untenable and unacceptable to the Nigerian doctors. Relativity in salary between healthcare workers is not peculiar to Nigeria but a practice obtainable all over the world. JOHESU’s clamor for erosion of this is not acceptable and will be resisted by all well-meaning medical practitioners in Nigeria.”
Bulus said, “The NMA, Plateau State wish to categorically state that no doctor practising in Plateau state is on strike. ‎Doctors working in our various health institutions are currently working and providing essential life-saving services to patients including JOHESU members that need medical help.

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