NMA laments 3 years without MDCN
Nigerian Medical Association says it “may not be able to guarantee calm” in the health sector after the Buhari Administration failed to reconstitute the board of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria it dissolved three years ago.
NMA had earlier issued an ultimatum for the board to be reconstituted by September 30 six weeks the presidency promised it would be reconstituted “soon”.
On Independence Day, the association extended its ultimatum for another two weeks.
MDCN regulates doctors and dentists and their practice nationwide. Without a board, it cannot put its members on trial or probe petitions against their practice.
NMA said it feels pained that healthcare delivery to Nigerians is “being gambled with.”
“The Association expresses her displeasure over this development despite repeated appeals to reconstitute the council of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) over three years after its dissolution,” NMA president Francis Faduyile said in a statement.
Doctors have gone to court to seek legal interpretation of “body corporate with perpetual succession” in the act setting up the MDCN.