The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Lagos State, has reversed the indefinite sit-at-home directive to its members, telling them to resume work from 6 p.m. yesterday.
The NMA leaders said they decided to call off the strike as the Nigerian Police Force had reached out to the association to clarify and give assurance of their cooperation with all health workers.
NMA In a joint statement issued on Thursday in Lagos, by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Saliu Oseni, and Dr Ramon Moronkola, respectively, commended the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his timely intervention from the late hours of May 19, helping to prevent the worsening of the situation.
NMA leadership pointed out that the association has further received assurances from the governor and the top hierarchy of the police, that no health workers will be further harassed in the course of their lawful efforts to sustain services in the middle of the pandemic.
It said above all, the passionate appeal from the good people of Lagos State was difficult to resist, considering the fact that they will be most hit by the situation
The leaders appreciated the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, for their timely intervention.
The NMA reassured the citizens of their commitment to continuing to partake actively in the fight against COVID-19, and the delivery of quality healthcare during the ongoing phased easing of restriction of movement and beyond.