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doctors strikeFollowing the strike action embarked upon by resident doctors to compel the government to meet their demands, many patients are currently being moved from government owned hospitals in Lagos to the private hospitals to get

better treatment speaking with a staff of Lagos State University Hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity said nurses are merely going to work but could not  do anything without the availability of doctors. “We are just going to work just to make ourselves available but nurses are

Minister Health Professor Isaac AdewoleThe Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across the nation.

Mr. Adewole told PREMIUM TIMES that the government “has done what the resident doctors under the federal government asked for” and ‘this was to pay all outstanding salary arrears of the resident doctors to the bank accounts of institutions affected.’

resident doctorsThe Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, has raised the alarm over an alleged diversion of N280.8 million credited to the hospital by the Federal Ministry of Finance for the payment of salary arrears

The arrears reportedly covered the ‘Skipping’ entitlements for 2016, a term used for entitled double promotions for resident doctors.

Comfort MomohA renowned campaigner against female genital mutilation is under investigation after apparently exaggerating her qualifications, MailOnline has reported.

Comfort Momoh, a midwife, set up United Kingdom’s first FGM clinic and was awarded an MBE ( Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to women’s healthcare.

2017 9largeimg07 Sep 2017 104742822The federal government has promised to offset salary arrears of resident doctors, who went on strike this week, in efforts to get them back to work.

A meeting called by the labour minister Chris Ngige with both National Association of Resident Doctors, the Nigerian Medical Association, hospital heads and the health ministry lasted much of Wednesday.

NGIGE 3The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige,  yesterday insisted that the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) reached with the Federal  Government.  
 
Speaking during the conciliatory meeting between the officials of the Federal Ministry of Health led by the Minister Prof. Isaac Adewole, President and Executive of NARD and President and Executive of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), the minister said, “I do not think is very fair to the Federal Ministry of Health who are the employers of the doctors. We are all gathered here and the Ministry of Health looks like they are already being short changed because by section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act of the Federation, T8, T9, 2004, once conciliation starts, no party is allowed to stage a lock out either for employees or embark on strike against the employers.” 

bed spacesStories of accident victims dying at the emergency ward due to lack of bed space remains a worrisome phenomenon in Nigeria health care services.

Although, government owned hospitals are known for its ability to deliver affordable and qualitative healthcare services, the “No-Space syndrome” can be said to be a major defect in the management of these hospitals.

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