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NMA, resident doctors divided over strike

• Meet today to resolve lingering issues • More hospitals join, others shun industrial action The parent body of all medical doctors in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), is not happy with the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).Resident doctors are postgraduate doctors attached to specialist centres such as teaching and general hospitals with ...

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Ondo FMC director risks one-month jail over doctors’ salaries

An Industrial Court, sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Monday, ordered that the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Dr. Liasu Ahmed, be sent to jail for one month if he failed to pay the salaries of resident doctors in the hospital by 5pm on Monday. Ahmed, who was taken to court by the Association ...

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Inter-professional rivalry stigmatizes health sector – CMD

Experts seek implementation of National Health law The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Michael Ibadin has said that inter-professional rivalries among health workers was the most enduring stigma of the country’s health sector. He pointed out that each profession seeks to undo and supplant the other as they fight for administrative advantages and ascendency, ...

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LUTH: Security officials attack residentt doctors. 10 injured

Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba Chapter, were allegedly injured by some security officials from the teaching hospital on Wednesday during a clash. Adebayo Sekunmade, the president of the ARD of the hospital told journalists during a news conference that the doctors sustained injuries when they attempted to take over their ...

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Medical workers’ strike grounds activities at FMC Yenagoa

The current strike by some medical workers at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa, has grounded activities at the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some categories of health workers in the hospital went on strike last week to protest non-payment of their two months’ salary. Checks at the hospital on Tuesday showed that most of the ...

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JUTH nurses shun shift, night duties over unpaid allowances

Nurses in the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau, have shunned shift duty following non-payment of their three months shift duty allowance. The nurses have adjusted to working the regular hours of 7 a.m to 3 p.m daily, exclusive of weekends. The Chairman, Joint Health Sector Union, JUTH chapter, Mr Mustapha Kabir, who confirmed the development on Monday in Jos, said ...

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We’ll suspend strike if FG meets our demands – Health Workers

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals says it will go ahead with its nationwide indefinite strike until the Federal Government meets its members’ demands. Members of NUAHP who commenced indefinite strike on Monday include dental therapists, medical physicists, health information officers, clinical psychologists and medical social workers. The General Secretary of the union, Mr Obisesan Oluwatuyi, on Thursday decried ...

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‘Strike Action: Govt Policy on No-Work No-Pay Has Saved Health of Nigerians’

The Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, has stated that the present Federal Ministry of Health’s policy on no-work no-pay has greatly saved the health of most Nigerians, who otherwise would not have been accessing treatment due to incessant strike actions in the health sector. He said it was heartwarming to know that most medical ...

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Health workers begin strike over alleged corruption, unpaid salaries

•Labour to shut down Rivers over alleged anti-workers policies Allied health workers across the country on Monday began a nationwide strike over alleged corruption in the Federal Ministry of Health. The National President of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, Dr. Ogbonna Obinna Chimela, announced the strike at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State. He told journalists that ...

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Patients beg health professionals to shelve strike

Patients at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, have begged members of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals not to embark on any strike because of its possible consequence on the lives of the ordinary people. But members of the NUAHP on Monday began a nationwide strike to press home their demand for the provision of basic facilities and working ...

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