Doctors declare indefinite strike over colleague’s abduction in Cross River


Doctors in Cross River State have embarked on a total and indefinite strike.

The doctors took the decision in solidarity with one of their members, Ekanem Ephraim, who was kidnapped on Thursday from her residence in Calabar.

This was disclosed in a communique signed by the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River branch, Dr. Felix Archibong, on Sunday after an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) in Calabar, NAN reports.

Recall that on Thursday Ephraim, a medical practitioner with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), was abducted from her residence by armed men who pretended to be patients at about 7.30 pm.

“To embark on a total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services effective immediately in solidarity with our member still in the hands of her abductors,” the statement partly read.

“The State government should activate all necessary instruments at its disposal to ensure the timely and unconditional release of our member in the hands of her abductors.”

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