The Kaduna State branch of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has urged communities and rural dwellers in the state to collaborate with the association to curtail the activities of quack medical practitioners.
The NMA Chairman in the state, Dr Muhammed Ibrahim, made the call at a press conference ahead of the association’s Annual Scientific conference holding in the state capital.
Dr Ibrahim, while lamenting the high rate of unqualified laboratory scientists who perform the work of medical doctors in the state, appealed to the public to be always vigilant and report the activities of such persons to NMA and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria or security agencies.
He urge people in rural areas to seek medical attention from genuine health providers and hospitals.
Meanwhile, the NMA has organized a medical outreach at Kawo General Hospital in the state capital, where patients were offered free screening and treatment for hypertension and diabetes.