The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has reversed the sit-at-home-order issued to her members yesterday, asking them to resume 6pm Thursday.
The Lagos State NMA had given a stay at home order to her members following the continued harassment by the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force.
NMA explained that the decision was a necessary doctrine of self preservation as it was unbearable combining the continued threat to life from the officers and men of the police force with the existing daily threat of COVID 19.
In a press release announcing the resumption of work, the NMA said :”The leadership of the association has followed the turn of events while monitoring the situation. The Nigerian Police Force has reached out to the association to clarify and give assurance of cooperation with all health-workers.
“ The doctors in Lagos State, under the auspices of NMA, has, and takes seriously, a responsibility to partake actively in the fight against Covid-19 and the delivery of quality healthcare to the citizenry for the entire period of the ongoing lockdown/ restriction of movement and beyond.
“ That the sit at home order issued on the 19th of May is hereby reversed and our members are hereby directed to resume work from 6pm today 21st of May 2020 (this affects those on call duty).
“That the Lagos state government should ensure clarity at all times, on the *exempted* status of healthcare and other essential workers for the entire period of the ongoing lockdown/restriction of movement.
“That the Association will continue to monitor the situation and will not hesitate to take any action to protect the safety of our hardworking members”.