Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) has urged its members not to risk movements during the curfew in order to avoid harassment from the security agencies.
The National President of the Association, Dr Adeyeye Arigbabuwo, who made this known in a statement issued to newsmen.
The President said that they should do so until the resolution of the directives are properly presented and uniform concerning the compliance with the Federal Government directives.
“The attention of the leadership of the has been drawn to the conflicting directives of the Federal Government vs State Directives in some part of the Federation concerning exception of Essential Workers ( especially as it affects Health Workers)
“Reports in some states, including Lagos , have revealed that vehicles ( eg ambulances) have been impounded during the period of 8:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew.
“In line with our proactive measures defending and protecting healthcare Providers nationwide, and until the resolution of the directives are properly presented and uniform concerning the compliance with the Federal Government directives, we advise health workers , who are our members , not to risk or venture movements during the curfew , and therefore stay at home, rather than risking harassment and seizures of their ambulances and other logistic means during the curfew” Adeyeye stated.
He noted that We shall direct otherwise as soon as there is uniform compliance of the states to Federal directives.