• Life - Health & Wellness
  • Updated: December 23, 2022

Group Urges FG To Support Doctors Affected By Flood

The Federal Government has been urged by the Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP) to support medical practitioners affected by the recent flood disaster in the country.

The Association's President and Secretary, Dr Kayode Adesola and Dr Ned Okoro, respectively made the plea at a news conference on Friday in Lagos.

ANPMP is the umbrella organisation for all medical and dental doctors in private practice, either as owners or employees.

They revealed, "The affected members of this association lost their hospitals or homes, while some lost both hospitals and homes to the recent flood."

They said that 15 doctors affected in Bayelsa, Kogi, Rivers and Imo ended up in the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp.

“It has been quite an overwhelming event as the harsh situation in the country had been worsened by this disaster.

“These our members, victims, are among those of us that have refused to join the “Japa phenomenon”, staying back to cater for the health needs of our people.

“These flood victims are part of the private healthcare providership that contributed about 70 per cent of the healthcare delivery in the country,” Adesola and Okoro said.

According to them, the number of healthcare professionals affected and facilities shut down will further put a strain on healthcare services delivery in the country.

They explained that members of the association have stressed themselves to raise N10 million, which had been distributed to the affected members but is not sufficient to ameliorate the needs of the affected medical doctors.

They called for support from President Muhammadu Buhari; the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq and non-governmental organisations.

“We plead that they should extend supportive milk of humanity to these colleagues, who have suffered so many losses and are finding things so tough as an aftermath of the flood disaster,” the leaders said.

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