Medical Doctors Protest Kidnap Of Colleagues In Cross River
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 10, 2018
Over one hundred and fifty doctors from private, public and missionary hospitals and those in tertiary institutions in Cross River, today, protested in Calabar against the kidnap of their colleague, Dr Emem Udoh. Udoh, a Senior Registrar in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, was kidnapped on Monday in Calabar.
The doctors had on Tuesday threatened to down tool because six of their colleagues and family members have been kidnapped in the last few months. They however expressed relief over the release of their colleague, Dr Usang Ekanem, who was kidnapped on December 26 and set free on January 7th. The aggrieved doctors expressed displeasure with the State Government over its approach toward abduction of doctors in the state.
The Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association in the state, Dr Effiong Mkpanam, said that all hospitals in the state will remain closed until their colleague was released. Mkpanam urged the state government to address the current security challenges in the state.