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President Jonathan agrees to meet some of NMA demands

President Goodluck Jonathan has yielded to some of the demands by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, whose members have threatened a full blown industrial action from Monday, sixth January, 2014.

The President in a meeting with stakeholders in the medical sector in State House, Abuja agreed to meet some of their demands.
Report says the president agreed to appoint a Surgeon-General of the Federation, a key demand by NMA.
The Surgeon-General, who must be a medical doctor, would be in charge of public health.
President Jonathan was said to have also agreed that the call duty allowance of the doctors running into billions of naira would be sorted out.
The President has also agreed to look more into the National Health Insurance Scheme with a view to making it more productive.

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