Dr Osahon Enabuele, the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has requested for continuous devotion to Infection Prevention and Control measures in the New Year. In his New Year message, Enabuele welcomed all physicians in the Commonwealth of Nations and the world at large and maintained that efforts must be stepped up to stamp out COVID-19 in the year.
He stated the need for people to strictly follow the infection control measures including hand and respiratory hygiene. The use of face mask in public is also important
As physicians and other healthcare workers lead the fight against COVID-19, Enabuele emphasized on how import it is for the government to give greater priority to the welfare and protection of them. In his words “Though the challenges remain daunting, the CMA is very convinced that through our greater resolve laced with greater global solidarity and with God on our side, these challenges can surely be overcome. As we rejoice over our successful cross over from a phenomenally challenging year,(2020) coloured by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Medical Association heartily welcomes all Physicians, Healthcare workers and citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations to a New year (2021) of hope and great expectations.”
He added that “While the CMA remains proud of the professional commitment, sacrifices and attainments of Physicians and other healthcare workers in the outgone year (despite challenging working conditions), the Association deeply regrets that some of our colleagues and citizens were unable to cross with us to the New Year. Our hearts and prayers remain with them, their families and loved ones. The CMA is thankful for the support and contributions received from everyone in the outgone year, including NMAs in the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Medical Association, other professional bodies and organizations, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Rt.Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, amongst others. We wish everyone a healthier, happier and more fulfilling new year.”