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NMA tasks government on availability of yellow fever vaccines

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze, Abuja
19 December 2018   |   4:02 am
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to governments at all levels to ensure that yellow fever vaccine is readily available for immunisation of all Nigerians, especially in the epidemic zone.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to governments at all levels to ensure that yellow fever vaccine is readily available for immunisation of all Nigerians, especially in the epidemic zone.

Speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, NMA President, Dr. Francis Adedayo Faduyile, charged all agencies involved in fighting the epidemic viral haemorrhagic diseases and yellow fever to swiftly curtail the spread and prevent further outbreaks of the disease in the country.

He expressed concern over the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Kogi, Anambra, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Edo, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, adding that the country has been experiencing sporadic outbreaks of yellow fever since September 2017.

Faduyile lamented failure of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) management to pay salaries of doctors for over four months.

He also condemned the Abia State government for failing to pay salaries of doctors and other health workers for eight months, as well as casualisation of doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia.

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