NMA Warns Teachers, Parents Against Releasing Children, Wards For Immunization In Imo State

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The Imo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), has warned parents and teachers against releasing children and wards for the ongoing controversial immunization in the South-East which has caused panic withdrawal of pupils from schools by their parents.

In a statement signed by Secretary of NMA, Imo state, Dr. Dike. O. Victor, and made available to our correspondent also warned the general public to stay away from all forms of “free medical programmes” that do not have the approval of Nigerian Medical Association, while we keenly monitor events unfold.

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“The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), Imo State wishes to inform the General public that where as immunization is necessary for the prevention of some killer diseases especially in Childhood, there in no officially approved immunisation programme going on in the state presently.

“As a result, parents and teachers are advised not to submit their wards to persons or group of persons for any purported form of immunisation. This is on the backdrop of alarm being raised about “forced immunization” in some places in the state on Wednesday 11th October, 2017.

“Similarly, the Nigerian Medical Association Imo State advises the general public to stay away from all forms of “free medical programmes” that do not have the approval of Nigerian Medical Association, while we keenly monitor events unfold.” the statement added.

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