The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Plateau State Chapter, on Monday inaugurated a committee of doctors to tackle and educate citizens on the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
The committee is headed by a doctor named Chingle Moses.
The State chairman of the NMA, Pokop Bupwatda, during the inauguration, urged the doctors to educate the public on possible ways to avoid contacting the virus.
He urged the committee members to collaborate with the state government to prevent the virus from spreading should it find its way into the state.
The Plateau NMA chairman asked government to ensure that all persons under surveillance for EVD do not travel outside their domain of residence.
Mr. Bupwatda condemned the sack of 16, 000 resident doctors in Nigeria as announced by the Nigerian Government.
“We demand the immediate withdrawal of the suspension circular and unconditional reinstatement of the so called sacked doctors,” he said.
“Government should show commitment on her part in resolving the current impasse with the NMA rather than resorting to punitive measures that will only further aggravate the already deplorable situation,” Mr. Bupwatda stated.