In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

FG Tells Hospitals To Exchange Placing Docs With Corps Members

FG Tells Hospitals To Replace Striking Doctors With Corps Members

Striking doctors

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Based on The PUNCH, the Federal Authorities has directed the Chief Medical Administrators and Managing Administrators of federal tertiary hospitals to “instantly” begin the usage of consultants and medical doctors on the Nationwide Youth Service Corps to supply routine companies.

The federal government additionally directed that locum employees ought to “be introduced in when and the place essential to forestall companies’ disruption when relevant and inexpensive”.

The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, gave the directive in an announcement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.

He was reacting to the nationwide strike by the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs over the non-payment of their COVID-19 hazard allowance and different calls for.

He stated, “lt is with deep concern that l view the continued strike by the Nigerian Affiliation of Resident Docs which commenced yesterday (Tuesday) September 7, 2020.

“We should do not forget that the first obligation of medical doctors and all well being staff is to save lots of lives. Embarking on a strike on this time that the nation is battling with the COVlD-19 pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.

“lt is a vital time by which all well-meaning medical professionals ought to shut ranks and confront the frequent enemy, which is the COVlD-I9 pandemic threatening mankind.

“That is subsequently one strike too many. Apart from, a lot of the calls for have been met and others, although, tough, are at a complicated stage of implementation. Just a little endurance would have made a giant distinction.

“The Federal Ministry of Well being finds it needed to make sure measures are put in place to mitigate the impact of this strike on the generality of our populace by directing the CMDs/MDs of our federal tertiary hospitals to right away do the next: COVlD-19 remedy retailers ought to proceed to perform as earlier than.

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“Emergency companies ought to proceed to run as earlier than. Routine companies ought to be maintained with Consultants, NYSC Docs. Locum staffers to be introduced in when and the place essential to forestall companies disruption when relevant and inexpensive.

“I name on the NARD to return to work and interact the Federal Authorities in finishing the continued due technique of implementing the MoU between NARD and authorities.

“I want to guarantee most of the people that measures have been put in place to make sure that they proceed to entry companies in any respect our federal tertiary hospitals throughout the nation.”

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