Another Medical Doctor has been kidnapped in Calabar, Cross River State.A letter from the secretary College of Nigerian Pathologist Calabar chapter ,Dr David Eden to the National President, Dr Kenneth Iregbu reads
“I’m afraid we got bad news in Calabar. One of us has been abducted by unknown men. I got reports at about 9pm of today being Thursday 18th July 2019 from a staff of haematology and blood transmission medicine of our hospital that Dr Marcus Inyama was just kidnapped”.
The letter describes Dr Inyama who is HOD of his department in glowing terms.
“Dr Inyama has been one of the most transforming CNP members in UCTH. He is a great teacher and a passionate physician with a great number of residents who are now receiving training in Calabar without the usual long external posting, all these being the result of progress made by him and his colleagues there”.
“He is also a positive motivating factor in the outlook of CNP in our Cross River chapter. Sir, it is still breaking news with only little details for now”.
Dr Ushie went on to lament the incessant cases of kidnapping medical doctors in Cross River State..
“Relatedly sir, kidnap of doctors in general has been a recurring decimal in Cross River in recent accounts. About two years ago, the incident provoked a protest rally by the NMA to the government of CRS”.
“Following the protest, the association voted for spontaneous suspension of works in the event of a member’s kidnap. I hope that we do not have a long and painful journey in ongoing efforts before we can regain his freedom”.
You would recall that Medical Doctors have resolved in the past to down tools until the release of other kidnapped colleague, a situation which seems to be peculiar to Cross River State.