To celebrate its 56th Annual General Conference through a Free Medical Outreach Programme, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, provided 170 surgical services in Tangaza Local Government Area.
This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its conference tagged ‘SAKKWATO 2016’ and signed by Professor Mike Ogirima Sununu.
According to the communiqué, other activities slated for the conference were abridged, following the demise of six members of the association and a driver in a motor accident along the Abuja-Kaduna highway while on their way to attend the AGC/ADM in Sokoto.
The delegates observed with dismay the absence of ambulances stationed along the Abuja-Kaduna highway for the purpose of prompt emergency care and evacuation of victims of vehicular accidents.
It further observed the poor state of government owned health facilities located along the highway which were grossly ill-equipped and inappropriately staffed to provide emergency care to victims of accidents on the Abuja– Kaduna highway.
Those who died in the accident include Dr Alex Akinyele-Secretary, NMA Ekiti, Dr Tunde Aladesanmi–General Surgeon, FTH, Ido Ekiti, Dr O. J. Taiwo–Anatomic Pathologist, EKSUTH, Ado Ekiti, Dr J. B. Ogunseye–National Secretary, NAGGMDP, Dr O. Olajide–President, ARD, EKSUTH, Dr Atolani Adeniyi–Secretary, NAGGMDP, Ekiti State branch, and Mr. Ajibola-driver, NMA Ekiti State.

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