Prof. Obinna Onodugo, Chief Medical Director of the College of Nigeria Instructing Hospital, Enugu, has urged sufferers’ family to cease harassing and visiting violence on medical doctors.
He spoke with newsmen in Enugu on Friday on the side-line of the forty sixth Basic and Scientific Assembly of the Nigerian chapter of the West African School of Physicians.
He decried growing violence visited on medical doctors by anguished family of sufferers and requested for an finish to the misnomer.
“We perceive that persons are experiencing the affect of present financial realities in addition to unimaginable pains after they lose family members.
“They need to, nonetheless, not vent their frustrations on harmless medical doctors who’re doing their greatest to take care of sufferers.
“Inflicting wounds on medical doctors or chasing them round with harmful objects don’t reverse developments.
“Our medical doctors should protected and handled with some degree of dignity,’’ Prof. Onodugo stated.
He lamented the excessive price of operating well being amenities exacerbated by the excessive price of diesel to energy electrical energy producing units.
“Really, the day by day vitality price is changing into horrible.
“It’s time governments invested in renewable vitality to chop the price of vitality, which is crucial within the operating of well being amenities.
“ This can additional scale back payments payable in these amenities by sufferers,” he stated.
Prof. Onodugo additionally advised newsmen that senior medical doctors and consultants, members of the school, would deliberate on growing mind drain within the medical career.
“We are going to brainstorm on how greatest to examine our well-trained medical doctors leaving the shores of this nation.
“We would like governments in any respect ranges to assist medical doctors and different well being professionals with state-of-the-art working instruments and make medical gear obtainable,’’ he stated.
The assembly, which started on July 26 and ends on July 30, has: “Constructing a resilient well being system: Addressing the affect of rising and re-emerging pandemics” as its theme.