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NMA condemns gunmen assault on FMC Lokoja, shuts down hospital

The Nigerian Medical Affiliation, NMA, Kogi State chapter, has condemned the assault on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja by hoodlums on Wednesday,NAN reviews.

The NMA in an announcement collectively signed by the state Chairman and Secretary of NMA, Dr Zubair Kabiru and Dr Okungbowa Osaretin, respectively, described the assault on FMC Lokoja premises as ”uncivilised and uncalled for”.

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The assertion reads, “The hospital is the place lives are saved; it’s uncivilised for it to be attacked for in any respect cause.

”The workers of the hospital had deliberate to have a peaceable protest over their security within the hospital on account of the continued world pandemic of COVID-19 within the state.

”Nevertheless, earlier than the protest may begin, some unknown hoodlums stormed the hospital premises and disrupted the deliberate peaceable protest.

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”This motion has led to the overall shutdown of the one purposeful tertiary healthcare facility within the state.

”NMA Kogi State, believes that the motion of those hoodlums is completely uncalled for and condemns it in absolute phrases.”

The affiliation additionally urged the State and Federal Governments to deliver the perpetrators to e book, whereas guaranteeing ample safety for healthcare staff within the state.

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Recall that some armed males had attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The assailants who shot sporadically on arrival carted away some laboratory tools, laptops, medical doctors’ telephones and different paperwork.

 

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