The President of the Nigerian Medical association has spoken on the on-going strike of health workers.
The health workers across secondary and tertiary health institutions in the country have been on strike for 41 days. Their demands include increment in salary and increase in retirement age of health workers.
The health workers, members of the union, Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), have also accused Mr Adewole, a medical doctor of bias; and called for his sack. This followed the threat by doctors that should the government heed the demands of JOHESU, doctors would commence a nationwide strike.
The workers strike has paralysed health service delivery across most health institutions. Doctors have been the only health professionals attending to patients. This, however has not been effective causing most ill people to seek medical attention at private health institutions.
In continuation of our last week discussion, which is on the on-going health workers’ strike, Dr. Francis Faduyile, President, Nigerian Medical Association was on TVC Flagship program, Your View to discuss with the ladies. According to him, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have no problem with Government increasing the salaries of JOHESU.
Watch video below from 25:59 minutes :-
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has ordered Chairmen of Governing Boards of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions to remove chief executive offices who fail to keep their facilities running during the ongoing Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, strike.
According to the ministry has said that anyone who failed to resume would be considered to have absconded from duty without leave, an act considered a serious misconduct in line with Public Service rule 030413.