FG Reinstates 16, 000 Sacked Resident Doctors

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he Federal Government has recalled over 16, 000 resident doctors sacked in the wake of the nationwide strike embarked on by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) that paralysed the nation’s health sector for over two months.

According to a statement by the Media Assistant to the Minister of Health, Dan Nwomeh, the suspension took effect from Thursday, August 28, 2014.

In the light of this, all Chief Medical Directors of federal hospitals have been directed to issue the sacked doctors reinstatement letters while the ongoing the reappraisal of the residency programme continues.

“The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, 28th of August, 2014 (yesterday) while the ongoing appraisal of the programme continues.

“The Federal Government has also reinstated all resident doctors that were disengaged as a result of the suspension with effect from the same date.

“Accordingly, all Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of the training centres are directed to issue letters of reinstatement to the resident doctors to enable them resume work immediately.

“The Federal Government urges the resident doctors to see the magnanimity of government in reinstating them as a goodwill gesture to engender greater commitment and dedication to their duties,” Nwomeh stated.