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Coronavirus: Health Minister, Ehanire, Moves To Replace Striking Doctors With Nysc Members

Unic Press UK: Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has issued a directive to chief medical directors of all federal tertiary hospitals to use National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) doctors’.

The minister’s decision is part of the health authorities’ strategy to tackle the challenges emanating from the strike by resident doctors’ in Nigeria.

In a statement Wednesday, Ehanire said:

“lt is with deep concern that I have reviewed the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors which commenced on the 7th of September, 2020. The Federal Ministry of Health finds it necessary to ensure measures are put in place to enlighten the effect of this strike on the generality of our populace. Following the development, all CMDs and MDs of our federal tertiary hospitals are been directed to immediately do the following: Ensure that all COVlD-19 treatment outlets continue to function as before. Emergency services should also continue to function as before. Routine services should be maintained with Consultants, NYSC Doctors. Locum staffers to be brought in when necessary to prevent services disruption when applicable and affordable”, the Daily Post, Nigeria, reports.

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