The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the CMDs and MDs of all Federal tertiary hospitals to switch hanging resident medical doctors of their hospitals with consultants and medical doctors on the Nationwide Youth Service Corps.
The Well being Minister in an announcement launched on Wednesday mentioned the strike commenced by the medical doctors at a time when the nation was battling the coronavirus pandemic was ill-timed and ill-advised.
In response to him, medical doctors and all well being employees ought to all the time keep in mind that their major responsibility is to avoid wasting lives.
“lt is with deep concern that I’ve reviewed the continuing strike by the Nigerian Affiliation of Resident Docs which commenced on the seventh of September, 2020.
“Firstly, I wish to observe that the first responsibility of medical doctors and all well being employees is to avoid wasting lives.
”Commencing a strike on this time that the nation is battling with the pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.
“lt is a crucial time wherein all medical professionals ought to come collectively and deal with the widespread enemy, which is the coronavirus pandemic threatening mankind.
“I’d additionally like to notice that many of the calls for made the medical doctors have been met and others although tough, are at a sophisticated stage of implementation.
“Nonetheless, just a little endurance would have made a giant distinction.
“The Federal Ministry of Well being finds it vital to make sure measures are put in place to enlighten the impact of this strike on the generality of our populace.
“Following the event, all CMDs and MDs of our federal tertiary hospitals are been directed to right away do the next: Be sure that all COVlD-19 therapy shops proceed to operate as earlier than.
“Emergency companies also needs to proceed to operate as earlier than.
“Routine companies needs to be maintained with Consultants, NYSC Docs.
“Locum staffers to be introduced in when vital to forestall companies disruption when relevant and inexpensive.
“Additionally, I urge all of the NARD to return to work and interact the Federal Authorities in finishing the continuing due strategy of implementing the MoU between NARD and authorities.
“I want to guarantee most 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,” the assertion learn.