Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has urged the striking members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to suspend their action and join the government in fighting the spread of deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
The governor made this plea yesterday in Akure, the state capital, at the 18th annual general meeting and scientific Cconference of the Ondo State chapter of NMA.
The governor said Nigerians would be grateful to the doctors, if they suspend the strike to tackle Ebola.
Shedding light on the recent meeting of the Southwest governors on the deadly disease, Mimiko said they decided to bring in medical experts from overseas to train Nigerian doctors.
“In this case, we will need the doctors’ support. That is why I am appealing to the doctors to end their strike, for the sake of the poor masses. The government at all levels is making frantic efforts to curtail the spreading of this Ebola disease across the country.”
He also disclosed that his government had designated three hospitals with facilities to quarantine any suspected case.