Monday, April 25, 2016

6 Doctors from Ekiti State on their way to Nigerian Medical Association annual conference die in auto crash

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday confirmed the death of six of its members in a ghastly motor accident along Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

The doctors are part of the Ekiti State delegates to the 56th Annual General Conference/Annual Delegates Meeting (AGC/ADM) of NMA currently holding in Sokoto State.

The driver conveying the doctors to Sokoto also died in the accident.

Consequently, the president of NMA, Dr. Kayode Obembe and the General Secretary,  Adewunmi Alayaki, in a statement directed all doctors to observe one week of mourning, commencing from Tuesday.

Every doctor is expected to put on black band on the left arm over white overall.

Meanwhile, the conference is still ongoing.

The dead doctors are – Dr. Alex Akinyele – Secretary NMA Ekiti, Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Ido Ekiti; Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi – General Surgeon, FTH, Ido Ekiti; Dr. O.J. Taiwo – Anatomic Pathologist, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti; Dr. Ogunseye J.B – National Association of General and Government Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) National Secretary, Hospital Management Board (HMB), Ekiti; Dr. Olajide .O – Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), EKSUTH President and Dr. Atolani Adeniyi – Secretary NAGGMDP, Ekiti State.

NMA also confirmed the name of the driver, as Mr. Ajibola

Source: The Nation

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