The House Of Representatives has appealed to the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and its members to call of its current strike action in view of their critical role in safeguarding lives and embrace dialogue.
The Nigeria Medical Association embarked on its four day old indefinite strike on Tuesday 1st of July after failure of the federal government to meet its 24 demand point.
Following a motion moved under matters of urgent national importance by the Minority Whip, Samson Osagie, the House gave its Committee on Health seven days to wade into the face-off between the association and the Federal Ministry of Health to broker peace.
Mr Osagie, who was sympathetic to the demands of the medical association, was however concerned that given the very critical state of insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerians stand a huge risk during emergencies, if medical services are not made available things will really get nasty and worse.
He however, hopes both parties reach a compromise.