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Appoint Substantive National Hospital CMD, NMA tells FG

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on the President Muhammadu and the Minister of Health to conclude without any further delay the appointment of a substantive Chief Medical Director for the management of the National Hospital Abuja in line with the established processes and procedures.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association FCT Chapter, Dr. Charles Ugwuanyi, made the call during a press briefing with journalists in Abuja

Ugwuanyi said that the NMA Congress is aware of the process of producing the next Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital who has been in an acting position since the exit of the previous CMD in March 2022, so this becomes necessary to avoid disharmony which would potentially impact negatively on the smooth service delivery.

Ugwuanyi further noted that the Association’s attention was drawn to the publication by online media on the 28th of March 2023, where the Board of Management of National Hospital Abuja chaired by Honourable Patricia Etteh alleged the President and Commander of the Army forces and the Minister for Health plots to compromise the appointment of the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital Abuja.

“Therefore, the NMA FCT Chapter asks in order to streamline developmental trends and high standards of medical service delivery to the Nigerian patients in Abuja in a harmonious environment, the President and Minister of State for health should conclude appointment process of the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital without any further delay.

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Ugwuanyi further demands that the leadership of National Association of Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery FCT chapter should tender an unreserved public apology to the Nigerian Medical Association and also to Dr Sunday Atinko and also should deploy the same quantum of zeal and energy of the same cyber warriors to rewrite and counter all the false allegations against Dr.Atinko as a way of clearing his damaged public image and gave him a fair share of positive side of history.

“From the outcome of the March 2023 Organisation Congress Meeting the NMA Congress expressed appreciation to the Management of the National Hospital Management for the courage, resilience to performed a thorough investigation and to publish the out come without fear or favour thus Vindicating not only Dr Sunday Atinko but also the NMA FCT in general”.

“The Body affirmed their confidence in Dr Atinko Sunday as a responsible doctor, competent surgeon who has dedicated his life and career to patients”.

Ugwuanyi further reiterated that as a leader in the healthcare delivery space, NMA’s desire always and indeed has enjoyed a harmonious relationship with not only nurses but other professional groups in the course of service delivery and remains at the forefront of the fight against violence against healthcare professionals.