By John Ikani
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) has recalled their members from strike to enable them attend to emergencies occasioned by the crisis in the state.
President of NARD, JUTH branch, Dr. Nanpon Nalda, said his members, who had been on strike for the past weeks had been recalled to the hospital “on compassionate ground” to enable them attend to emergencies.
He said, “While we call on the government to live up to its responsibility of protection of lives and properties, we assure the general public of our unwavering commitment to offering health services to them.”
Also, Head, communications, Red Cross Nigeria, Mr. Mafeng Mark, in an S.O.S message to the public, urged everyone that was fit and capable to donate blood by immediately visiting the various hospitals attending to the victims.
In the same vein, the Nigerian Medical Association in Plateau State has also expressed deep concern over what it described as the increasing population in the hospitals’ emergency wards and mortuaries caused by victims of attacks and killings in various communities in the state.
The association in a statement issued by its Chairman, Dr. Innocent Emmanuel, called on the government and the security forces to genuinely commit themselves to doing more to prevent further incidences rather than taking reactive measures.