The Peoples Different Political Motion (TPAP-M) has expressed disappointment concerning the report that some Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) “leaders” are advising authorities[s] to privatise public hospitals.
TPAP-M Secretariat, Comrade Jaye Gaskia and Prof Omotoye Olorode in an announcement issued in Abuja questioned why the curious recommendation is coming after 4 many years of patriotic struggles by NMA and NARD in protection of the appropriate of the Nigerian plenty to reasonably priced well being care and common protection.
They mentioned the scandalous proposal by a few of the alleged leaders of NMA is coming in an environment of “pervading post-privatization collapse of privatized public belongings (energy, water provide, housing, banks, public buildings, public transport, and so forth); to not point out absolutely the non-affordability of medication, medical consultancy and so forth. in non-public hospitals, coupled with pervading threats to life through self-medication and “medical care” by faux medical doctors and quacks); and in a rustic the place overseas embassies arrange tables to recruit medical medical doctors and different well being personnel within the capital metropolis.
“Clearly, the virulence of the siege in opposition to Nigeria’s independence and sovereignty can’t be extra vigorously epitomised than is being overtly orchestrated particularly in opposition to public service employees who’re the arrow head of the commerce union motion and due to this fact, organised working class energy which insist on employees proper to affiliation.
“And now, the lies they advised for over forty years to scale back working folks to slaves have been uncovered! The financial and social insurance policies of Nigeria’s IMF/World Financial institution ruling class governments have generated poverty, inequality, unemployment and generalized violence (armed theft, banditry, cultism), unemployment, ethnic and non secular hatred and worry amongst our folks, employees’ unions are being banned and governments [governors] are threatening to put off employees. Nigeria is very indebted and they’ll borrow extra! “The present name by some State Governors of Nigeria that authorities pays off sure classes of civil servants is a clearer declaration of conflict in opposition to working folks of Nigeria. It’s an intensification of the IMF/World Financial institution Struggle that escalated particularly below the army wing of Nigeria’s ruling class within the late Nineteen Seventies and picked up as SAP in 1984!! “TPAP-M observes that having stolen Nigeria bankrupt, the ruling class is declaring formally that it’s abandoning the plenty and a rustic impoverished by their greed and the IMF/World Financial institution insurance policies. “The ruling class is declaring that though they aren’t ready to finish their rape of the treasury, and abandon the disastrous financial insurance policies they’ve been following; they’re nonetheless intent on pushing the burden of the disaster of their very own making on the heads and shoulders of the working folks,” he mentioned. He mentioned the motion has already alerted Nigerian plenty to the endless neglect of public hospitals and public well being employees.