The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has declared its readiness to institute a process of self-auditing to address the alleged issue of professional laxity on part of her members. This was contained in a five point Communique issued at the end of the NEC meeting of the Association held in Sokoto recently, copies of which were made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
In the Communique jointly signed by Professor Balarabe Sani Garko and Dr. Abdulkadir Rafindadi, the President and General Secretary respectively, MDCAN resolved to put in motion a machinery to actualize the self-auditing of members without further delay. While resolving to reactivate the Medical Defense Union as an instrument to provide support or cover to members who may suffer some vicarious liabilities in the course of pursuit of their legitimate duties, MDCAN also pledged to continue to support members/ branches of the Association and the management of their respective hospitals who are currently embroiled in professional related lawsuits.
It however enjoined all branches of the Association to demand payment of skipping allowance to members from the management of their hospitals while insisting that MDCAN branches should be proactive to ensure its realization.
The MDCAN used the forum to commiserate with the Government and people of Ekiti State, Ekiti State NMA and families of the six doctors who died in a road accident on their way to Sokoto for the NMA Annual Delegates Meeting while praying God to grant the families of the deceased colleagues the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
By: Ademola Babalola