– Vanguard News NMA seeks withdrawal of infectious disease bill


NMA seeks withdrawal of infection disease bill

By Chioma Obinna

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Saturday, called for the withdrawal of the infectious disease bill (Control of Infectious Diseases Bill).

In a statement by NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, and General Secretary, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote, the medical practitioners said there was need to withdraw the bill and redraft it to take care of doubts associated with it.

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The medical practitioners commended the leadership of the House and the health-related committees, but called for broader consultation with stakeholders to ensure the country gets a law that will be implementable and not be in conflict with the Constitution.

The statement said: “NMA is not embarrassed by the public outcry against specific provisions of the Bill, as such is one of the hallmarks of democracy and welcomes the resolve of the House to subject the Bill to public hearing.

“We further urge…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper