The Ogun State Branch of Nigerian Medical Association has sought the cooperation of Ogun State Judiciary towards ending the menace of quacks in the profession.
The president of the Association, Dr Abayomi Olajide during his advocacy visit to the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade in her office disclosed that visit to people who can make impact and influence government policies and decisions has become one of the core instruments of the Association in performing her duties.
Dr. Olajide noted that the influx of quack doctors into the State from Lagos was as a result of the war against them by the Lagos State Government and Ogun State needs to do the needful in terms of logistics and policies to stem the tide.
Dr. Olajide revealed that the Association is working assiduously to table an Anti- Quackery Bill before the State House of Assembly and there is no way such bill can become law without the input of the State Judiciary.
While appreciating the Association’s visit, Justice Olopade assured the Association that the State Judiciary shall continue to support the Association.
On the Five Point Agenda of the Association, Hon. Justice Olopade noted that the Association is not only concerned about the welfare of its Members but the welfare of Nigerian as a whole which is akin to what the State Judiciary is doing.
“On our part in the judiciary, we are very well much concerned about the welfare of our staff, not only Judges”. She stated.
Expressing the high level of confidence that the Management of the State Judiciary has in the Nation’s doctors Hon. Justice Olopade said “we have started a scheme whereby the Magistrates would have an annual comprehensive check-up, we have approached Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, …as for the Judges, every Judge is entitled to free comprehensive check-up annually, not abroad but within Nigeria this is because we believe that we have well qualified doctors who can do it”
The Nigerian Medical Association is the umbrella body of Nigerian Doctors saddled with the responsibilities of maintaining qualitative Health Care Delivery across the country.