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Published On: Mon, Jun 30th, 2014

Abuja blast: Medical practitioners assure of free services for victims

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The President, Association of General Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGMPN), Dr. Frank Odafe, has assured victims of Abuja bomb attacks of free medical services, as part of the Association  social responsibility.

He said the Association has deployed it members to various hospitals, to provide proper care for the victims of Abuja blast and beyond without discrimination.

“As part of our corporate social responsibilities, we have told our members all over the country especially those of us in the FCT that any victim of the recent bomb blasts should be treated for free.

“This is because doctors even though we are in private practice,we must cooperate with government in ensuring the well-being of our citizens,” he said.

He made this point at the weekend,while answering questions from journalists on doctors’ roles in the current insecurity situation in the country, especially the recent bombings in the Capital city.

He however called on government to invest heavily in the health sector, as it will help to revamp the sector and assist doctors and other health workers, to discharge their duties efficiently.

Calling for immediate establishment of heath bank by the federal government, which he said is very crucial towardstacklinghealth issues in the society.

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