THE Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Gombe State, Dr Adamu Bojude, has called on voluntary organisations to assist the doctors in rendering medical service to patients.
Bojude made the call in an interview with newsmen in Gombe at the weekend.
He said that in spite of the strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), doctors had been rendering skeletal service to patients.
The NMA chairman said the doctors could not manage situation alone, adding that it was only the Red Cross that had been assisting them in the hospitals.
He said the number of volunteers was limited, and called on other voluntary organisations to emulate the Red Cross.
Bojude added that doctors could only render service to outpatients at units like the Accident and Emergency units.
He appealed to the public to visit the hospital if they had any health challenges, saying that they would be attended to by doctors.
“I am appealing to people to come because the general impression is that the hospital is on strike.
“We, doctors are not on strike, patients should come, we are working,” Bojude said.
He called on the Federal Government to look in to the JOHESU issue, with a view to addressing their plight where necessary.
The NMA chairman also urged JOHESU to consider government’s demands with fairness.