The striking National Association of Government General and Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ekiti State has accused the state government of paying lip service to deliver the desired healthcare services to the people of the state.
The association made the assertion in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr Kolawole Adeniyi and Secretary, Dr Toyese Adeleye, which was made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.
The doctors, who accused the Fayemi-led administration of taking the health issues of the people of the state with frivolous levity, described a recent statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, as uncompassionate and a deliberate attempt to confuse the innocent populace.
The NAGGMDP said that the government had only exposed its attempt to strangulate grassroots healthcare, hence its refusal to take seriously the two fundamental healthcare strata in the state.
The body maintained that as leaders and stakeholders in the primary and secondary health projects, its members would remain proactive and would not be silent as regards the impending doom in the state’s healthcare system.
It, therefore, appealed to respected sons and daughters, as well as other stakeholders in the medical sector, to advise the government to address the main issues and stop digress from the truth and feeding the people of the state with lies and save the sector from total collapse.