NEWS: DOCTORS PROTESTS AS KIDNAPPERS ABDUCTS ANOTHER DOCTOR IN CALABAR


The doctors in Calabar have set up a mass protest as another colleague of theirs has been abducted again, this happened barely two days after another medical practitioner with the Cross River State College Of Education Medical Centre in the Akamkpa LGC, Dr Usang Ekanem was released following the his abduction in December 26, 2017.

The recent abduction of Dr. Emem Udoh, a Senior Registrar in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital who was abducted on Monday by unknown gun men while on duty, has raised an eyebrow of concern and the medical practitioners in the state has mount a protest to stop the illicit act and for the state government to interfere in the matter.

There are signs that this recurring events might force the members of the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association to embark on an indefinite strike starting today Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 if due actions are not taken.

The Public Relations Officer of the state branch of NWA, Dr. Ernest Ochang said,

"This is to inform the general public, particularly those resident in Cross River state that another  medical doctor was kidnapped on January 8, 2018.

This is coming after Dr. Usang Ekanem was suddenly released after we threatened a sit at home action. The young doctor was coming back from an extended duty of caring for children which is her passion and had to  work beyond her schedule duee to the few hands available in her unit.

We wish to inform Cross Riverians that this is one too many and a direct affront on our corporate existence. We took an oath to save lives and that much we must do. We pay tax and desire to peacefully in the society.

This targeted attack on us is unexplainable. What us more worrisome is the quietness of government whose responsibility is to provide security for its citizens. It is pur collective resolve to call government to act through whatever means that is at our disposal."


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