Welcome to Nigerian Medical Association, Bayelsa Branch.

Regulatory body for Bayelsa State doctors and dentists.

Enforcing high ethical standards and the interests of its members and the public.

Committed to fostering effective and efficient health care delivery in the state.

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Our Initiatives

NMA Bayelsa delivers quality healthcare services to the state through an efficient and effective service delivery system that is accessible, equitable, culturally acceptable, affordable and sustainable. We aim to improve the health and quality of life of all.

What makes us tick

See what makes us stand out from the other state branches of the Nigerian Medical Association
  • Basic packages of quality essential health care services
  • Protecting the physician-patient relationship
  • Respect for the rights of patients
  • Competent and committed health care providers
  • Adoption of appropriate health technology
  • Strengthening public health

Our Executive Council

The current driving force behind the organization's activities

Patients' Obilgations

  • Provide health care provider full information about illness or health problem to allow proper evaluation and treatment;
  • Ask sufficient questions to ensure an understanding of illness or health problem;
  • Health facility timings must be strictly observed;
  • Properly follow the provider’s recommendations for continuing care including medication and follow up evaluations;
  • Show courtesy and respect to health care personnel and to patients;
  • Never give false information to health care provider;
  • Not to indulge in anything which leads to discomfort for other patients;
  • Never lend personal identification to others for use to obtain health care when patient is entitled for free health care through some organization;
  • If necessary, cancel or reschedule an appointment as far in advance as possible, so that the time may be given to someone else;
  • Promptly fulfill financial obligations to Health Services;
  • Communicate with health care provider if condition worsens or does not follow the expected course;
  • Never give medication prescribed for patient to others.

Patients' Rights

Discover your fundamental rights as a patient
  • To be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and privacy. Health care is a basic human right and must be given regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, lifestyle or illness;
  • To be greeted by name and to receive information on health services, the routines, policies, and facilities;
  • Health care to be provided by qualified and experienced health care professionals;
  • Receiving necessary health care education and/or counseling enabling to understand and be informed of the plan for their care, including an explanation of procedures, medications and treatments ordered;
  • To have physical access, if physically or visually impaired, to the staff and to have effective communication with staff regardless of impairment;
  • To receive consultation/treatment on appointment time or on his turn if appointment has not been taken;
  • Patient’s disclosures and records are treated confidentially. Patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse release of such information except when required by law;
  • To be provided with complete information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person;
  • To be able to identify care providers with their name and designation;
  • Refuse any treatment that is not understood;
  • To have an opportunity to discuss with the health care provider, their health problems/health needs and to participate, along with their family, in their individual health care plan and address any questions or problems about their medical care;
  • To be informed of their right to change health care providers;
  • Advertising regarding competence and capabilities of Health Services staff should not be misleading to patients;
  • To expect the health Services professional to be your advocate;
  • To expect the staff nurse to be responsible for informing the health services physician or other health care provider of changes in their condition;
  • To receive basic nursing care including concern for personal hygiene and safety, nutrition, activity, rest and comfort according to their needs;
  • To have access to all health care facilities/services when in emergency;
  • To be provided information about: patients’ rights listed herein, patients’ conduct and responsibilities, services available, provision of continuous hour after-hour care, fee for services, patients’ right to refuse to participate in experimental research, methods for expressing grievances and suggestions to the organization.

Latest Blog Posts

Read more about our latest news posts and health tips

Chairman’s Speech (Physicians Week)

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION BAYELSA STATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2017 PHYSICIANS’ WEEK PROTOCOLS On behalf of the State Officers Committee […]

Welcome Address by the Chairman, NMA Bayelsa State

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  BAYELSA STATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROTOCOLS On behalf of the State […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Ovulation & Conception

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