Doctors To Shut Down All Hospitals Over Colleague’s Murder

The Nigerian Medical Association, South-South Zone, has vowed to close all hospitals in Delta State.

In retaliation for the murder of one of its members, Dr. Uyi Iluobe, at the hands of shooters who assaulted his hospital, Olive Clinic, at Oghareki in the Ethiope West Local Government Area on New Year’s Eve.

In a statement on Tuesday, Dr. Collins Otoikhila, Secretary of the NMA Edo State Branch’s South-South Caucus, and Dr. Udoka Imoisili, Chairman of the branch’s South-South caucus, vowed to start a one-week hospital closure in the state.

The statement read in part, “While we mourn the unfortunate murder of our colleague, we wish to assure all our members in the South-South zone that we shall pursue this case to its logical conclusion. We will not spare anything to ensure that Dr. Uyi lluobe and his family get justice.