NMA declares one week of mourning for Ekiti doctors who perished on way to national conference

Posted by News Express | 26 April 2016 | 3,393 times

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has declared one week of mourning for the six Ekiti doctors who perished on their way to Sokoto to attend the Annual General Conference/Annual Delegates Meeting (AGC/ADM) of the association.

An NMA statement issued after an emergency meeting of the National Officers’ Committee (NOC) held at 7:00 a.m. on Monday 25 at Giginya Coral Hotel Sokoto, said: “While the conference continues, the NOC hereby directs that all doctors should observe one week of mourning from Tuesday 26th to Tuesday 3rd of May, 2016. Every doctor should put on Black band on the left arm over white overall.”

The statement signed by NMA President, Dr. Kayode Obembe, and Secretary General, Dr. Adewunmi Alayaki said the fatal motor accident occurred along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, resulting in the death of six members and the driver conveying them. It identified the victims as:

“Dr. Alex Akinyele – Secretary NMA Ekiti, Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Ido Ekiti;

“Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi – General Surgeon, FTH, Ido Ekiti;

“Dr. O.J. Taiwo – Anatomic Pathologist, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti;

“Dr. Ogunseye J.B – National Association of General and Government Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) National Secretary, Hospital Management Board (HMB), Ekiti;

“Dr. Olajide .O – Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), EKSUTH President;

“Dr. Atolani Adeniyi – Secretary NAGGMDP, Ekiti State;

“Mr. Ajibola – NMA Ekiti Driver.”

The statement disclosed that “other members of the delegates who survived the accident are in stable condition and are receiving medical attention under the auspices of the Chairman of the Kaduna State NMA and his team.

“The bereaved families have been contacted and arrangements are in motion to convey the bodies back to Ekiti State.

“NOC has sent its representatives to Kaduna for on the spot assessment and compliment the effort of the Kaduna team.”

It also disclosed that “NMA is in contact with the bereaved families and burial arrangements will be communicated in due course.”

•Photo shows NMA President, Dr. Kayode Obembe.

Source: News Express

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