The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated five governing boards of the health regulatory councils and boards under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Mashi, who inaugurated the boards in Abuja noted that the inauguration was long overdue. Mashi urged all stakeholders incumbent in the health sector to collaborate towards an efficient and effective service delivery in the sector. The boards inaugurated are: ‘Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria (HRORBN), Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Reg) Board of Nigeria (MRTBN), He also inaugurated the Optometri
Resident doctors in the FCT have given the FCT Administration 21 days from Monday to promote resident doctors who have been denied promotion due to the implementation of a skipping policy since 2016, pay arrears of 26-day allowances due doctors and fully convert those who have completed their residency training. The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in the FCT says it cannot “guarantee industrial harmony” if the management of the FCT administration fails to correct the anomalies. The promotion of around 150 resident doctors across the FCT’s 14 district and general hospitals, primary health centres, primary health care board and public health agencies have been stagnated since the FCT began implementing the “skipping” policy in 2016. “Many of them had their promotion delayed an
Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has announced that resident doctors and house officers will commence total and indefinite strike on Friday, June 7. In a communiqué issued after an emergency general meeting on Monday, the proposed day for the commencement of the strike, ARD said it had reviewed the resolution and expiration of notice for the indefinite strike and moved it to June 7 due to the Ramadan. The communiqué signed by the president, Dr. Kayode Makinde, yesterday, stated: “Following the appraisal of the level of implementation of the demands of the association by LUTH management, the congress resolved to commence the total strike from 8am on Friday.”
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand improved working condition. Dr Chukwudi Okani, Chairman of MDCAN, COOUTH, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Tuesday that the industrial action would last for seven days Okani said that no fewer than 59 full time, honorary and part-time Medical Consultants who work at the teaching hospital were among those who temporarily withdrew their services. He said their demands were in line with that of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the institution who commenced an indefinite strike on May 13. Okani said the seven days warning strike would end on ...