Following the conflicting order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeia, the Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association has directed its members to sit at home from 6 pm today, Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
This follows the conflicting order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
In a statement signed by the Chairman Dr. Saliu Oseni and the Secretary of the association, Dr. Moronkola Ramon, the NMA deplored the comment of the Commissioner of Police in Lagos state to the effect that essential workers, including doctors and other health workers, are not exempted from the restriction.
It states that the confusion has led to the harassment and intimidation of its members and other health workers, including stopping an ambulance from conveying a patient from getting to its destination.
The Lagos NMA vowed that its members will not go back to work until a written statement is issued by the government and police authorities.