The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has condemned the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili, the widower of the late former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili.
The National Publicity Secretary of NMA, Dr Aniekeme Uwah, in a press statement Thursday in Uyo, said his death at a time the nation’s health care system was experiencing a brain drain in the sector was worrisome.
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He said the incidence was unfortunate at a time the Doctor: Patient ratio in the country was 1: 6000 as against World Healyh Otganisation’s (WHO’s) recommended 1: 600, saying it was an indication of the misplaced value system of the people.
While calling on security agencies to ensure the perpetrators of the crime were brought to book, the NMA commiserated with the family of the deceased and Nigerians on the loss.