Nigeria: Federal Govt Order Hospitals To Remain Open

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, as he directed the CMDs and managing directors of the health institutions to deploy consultants and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) doctors to maintain routine and emergency services.

According to report, order have come from the federal government to Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) of federal tertiary hospitals in the country to ensure that routine healthcare services are maintained in the hospitals despite the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by resident doctors.

A statement issued Wednesday and signed by Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, as he directed the CMDs and managing directors of the health institutions to deploy consultants and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) doctors to maintain routine and emergency services.

Striking can cause so many things which we are to avoid from happening…He urged the hospital management to engage Lucom staff where necessary to prevent service disruption.

So we have to ensure that measures are put in place to mitigate the effect of this strike on the generality of our populace.

He said that embarking on an industrial action at this critical time that the country is facing a serious health challenge from the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic is ill-advised.

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