Health Protection Regulation, timely for curbing COVID-19 spread says NMA
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has said the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulation 2021 law would help to curb the spread of the pandemic across the country.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, 2010.
NMA President, Professor Innocent Ujah, in an interview with newsmen on Sunday, said the move by the President is a welcome development as it would help in contributing to the national response to curtailing the virus.
“This is coming against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent signing of the law on health protection regulation
“Now that the President has put a law in place, we should comply by adhering strictly to the law.
“Unfortunately, the most disturbing aspect I see is enforcement; it is going to be a problem because Nigerian People don’t like obeying laws.
“But if we can ensure that the law is fully obeyed, the spread of the pandemic will reduce,’’ he said.
He, in spite of that, urged that religious leaders, opinion leaders and other stakeholders be engaged to ensure effective sensitization and to pass the message across to the people.
Ujah said the law would also help to reduce the number of people violating the coronavirus protocols in the country,” NAN reports.
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