Health Minister Reverses Sack of Resident Doctors Nationwide

The Nigerian Ministry of Health has reversed the sack of striking resident doctors nationwide, ThisDay reports.

This is part of the resolutions reached at the mediatory meeting initiated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, between the federal government’s delegation and leaders of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD.

During the meeting, the Ministry of Health agreed to come up with list of those entitle to skipping and the amount and when they will pay them in one week. Forty two (42) institutions that have not been implementing skipping should be asked to commence implementation immediately.

“Committee of CMDs to meet in one week and implement skipping by June and any CMD that is unable to pay should appear at the next meeting on July 14. The judgment of the Industrial Court must be executed,” Health Minister Isaac Adewole said.

“That by First week of July guidelines on Residency Training will be made available.”

Part of the resolutions also include “entry point for House Officers should be from Commess 9 step 4. Or 1 step 1. It should be implemented immediately by the Chief Medical Directors. They should also start implementing pensions immediately

“The Resident Doctors Association to make available records of all those sacked unfaily to the Ministry of Health. Minister of Health should issue a circular to CMDs to review the issue of those sacked unfairly without recourse to the earlier circular detailing the template to be followed. Circular to be send out on Wednesday June 22nd 2016 by the Minister to all health institutions and Federal Medical Centres running the Residency programme.”

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