Medical Doctors As Real COVID-19 Heroes,  Not Recognised ,Rewarded – NMA Chairman  laments 

The Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Ekiti state, Dr. Babatunde Rosiji has called on government to accord medical doctors due recognition and honour for their essen.
Dr. Rosiji  also decried the way doctors in Ekiti state were allegedly being  treated  calling on the government to look into the welfare of health workers to enable them carry out their essential duties effectively.
Dr. Rosiji who said this during a courtsey visit to Ekiti NUJ Secretariat noted that due to this there were little hands to attend to patients.
“Personally I came down with COVID-19 more than twice, even some of my members suffered it too but we were not even recognized while awards for fighting COVID-19 were given to other people who I can say they don’t deserve it.
“You know our work is very sensitive, we are over laboured, over-worked and under paid. The government will deal with us and our patients will also deal with us at the same time.”
He also stated that many doctors are leaving their work in the state for greener pastures.
 “Doctors in Ekiti state are leaving Nigeria. As at today, we have just 85 consultants. We are supposed to have 800 doctors in Ekiti state but as at today, we have just 500 doctors. In some hospitals in Ekiti, we have 1 medical doctor, in the best case scenario, we have 2 doctors instead of 9 doctors.
“Things are going wrong in the health sector in Ekiti, I hope we won’t get to the point where we will see native doctors in hospitals.”
He however revealed that the union is on a fight against quackery in the medical field in Ekiti State.

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