Kano State Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has dissociated itself from the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Medical and Health Workers Union in the state.
The Chairman of the state Chapter of the association, Dr Sheihi Abubakar told newsmen in Kano on Friday that the action did not in any way involve its members.
According to him, “We want to make it clear to the public that none of our registered members is associated with the industrial action embarked upon by other health workers.”
He said that the unions had the right to embark on such industrial actions when it had pending issues with the government, but it had no such issues.
The Chairman said that all its members continued with normal routine jobs at their duty posts to provide clinical services within the limits of the current industrial action by other health workers.
Abubakar, however, assured the public that its members were ready to provide medical services at all the hospitals in Kano state to the best of their ability.
The association further urged the government and the striking health workers to reach an amicable solution to end the current industrial impasse.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the industrial strike embarked upon by Health Workers Union in Kano began on Thursday. (NAN)