Jonathan sacks striking doctors with immediate effect




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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday approved the sack across federal hospitals in Nigeria.

Nigerian under the auspices the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have been on an indefinite strike since July 1, demanding for improved welfare. Not even the entry the deadly Ebola virus into Nigeria’s shores enough convince them return.

the opinion that the action the striking contrary the oath they swore . [eap_ad_1] On Thursday,  the health minister, through a permanent secretary in the , L. N. Awute, ordered that the sack of the doctors should take immediate effect.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the residency training programme for doctors in Nigeria indefinitely for the purposes of appraising the challenges facing the health sector.

“In line the above, the Honourable Minister has directed that you issue letters of termination of Residency Training the affected Doctors in your Hospital immediately.

“The Board of Management is to take all necessary measures to immediately restore full medical services in your hospital. Note however this is without prejudice to the employment of Locum Physicians on six months renewable tied to productivity and good behaviour,” the letter read.

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