NARD urges FG to undertake forensic audit of health institutions

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Lagos- The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday urged the Federal Government to institute a forensic personnel audit of federal tertiary health institutions.
Dr Dan-Jumbo Prince, the President of NARD, made the plea at a media briefing in Lagos.
Prince said that this would assist in appraising the level of spending and development in the nation’s health sector.
He said that this was part of the resolutions of the association at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun.
Prince said, “we reached some resolutions and one of them is that the Federal Government should immediately institute a forensic personnel audit of the federal tertiary health institutions.
“The aim of the audit is to establish the true personnel spending, plugging of all leakages and reinvesting for the manpower and infrastructural development in the sector.’’
He said that fund was not allocated for residency in the 2015 budget, urging the Federal Government to make provisions for residency training in the 2016 budget.
Prince also spoke on the incessant strikes in some tertiary health institutions.
He said: “There are pockets of strikes in various Federal and State hospitals across the country.
“This is due to the refusal of some Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors to implement the directive of the Federal Government on the Adjustment of Grade of doctors according to a Dec.19, 2013 letter.
“The refusal of these CMDs/MDs to obey the directive of the Federal Government has caused untold hardships to many Nigerians in accessing affordable health care.
“NARD directs her local centres on strike to immediately engage their various hospital managements with the circular with reference C.2262/T/111 and dated July 29.
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“This is with a view to restore services as soon as the managements commence implementation of the directives.’’(NAN)

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