Kauna State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has vowed to flush out fake and quack doctors off the profession in the state.
The state chairman of the state NMA, Dr Madaki David Sheyin, while addressing a press conference as part of activities to mark the 2023 ‘Physicians Week’ held in their secretariat on Monday, “Warned that the medical body will fight fake medical doctors and quacks to a standstill, warning them to stay off the profession.”
He assured that they were not going to give them breathing space to operate or go scot-free and called on government to fix the health sector as NMA is also affected by the poor conditions of the health sector.
The medical week has the theme: Elevating Health Care Excellence; ‘Fighting Medical Quackery and Reinforcing Professional Standards’.
To this end, he said that the NMA has resolved to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure all forms of quackery are stamped out in the state, saying that they would not hesitate to chastise their members and continually urged them to uphold the utmost professionalism, support the association in ridding it of all forms of quackery.
He said that they have embarked on a massive awareness campaign and sensitization on the activities of quacks and practice of quackery in the state.
He also frowned at the media trial of Nigerian doctors and request that the rule of law be observed and follow due process if aggrieved or in discharging their responsibilities.
Dr Sheyin also spoke on the responsibility of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), saying that if anyone has any case against a doctor practicing in Nigeria, it should channel such to the Registrar of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for appropriate response being the body statutorily saddled with such responsibility.