Monday, March 30, 2020
Home NEWS Nigerian Medical Doctors threaten strike actions

Nigerian Medical Doctors threaten strike actions

As a result a controversial decision made by NUC, the Medical and Dental Consultant’s Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), says its members will pull out from all Teaching Hospitals in the country if the National University Commission (NUC), fails to withdraw the circular issued to Nigerian Universities that all medical doctors lecturing in the universities and medical colleges must possess PhD certificates before they would be allowed to lecture.
The NUC had on December 24, last year issued a circular directing all University Vice Chancellors and Registrars, National Postgraduate Medical College not to allow doctors who were not PhD holders to lecture in the universities, a decision that was vehemently faulted by the doctors.
In their resolve to take a final stand on the NUC’s decision, the association through its National President, Prof. Kenneth Ozoilo said the group had on January 31, issued 24-day ultimatum for the NUC to withdraw its earlier decision, else it will ask its members to stay away from all hospitals across the country, citing that the ultimatum is expiring in the next 10 days.
Ozoilo, a consultant at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), made the disclosure on Friday during a press conference held in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
According to the group, PhD certificate though relevant but “doesn’t add value to any kind of treatment” adding that for a PhD holder to lecture efficiently, they have to be trained and get practical experience from the field.
MDCAN which described the NUC’s decision as punitive and acting in error, noted however that having fellowship acquired through residency was more vigorous which could be equated with PhD certificate, explaining that “residency training is purposeful while PhD is cosmetics.”
The group however frowned at NUC’s refusal to respond to the series of letters sent to it with a view to restrategise it’s position, nothing that doctors were not into any squabble with the commission but rather an appeal to maintain the status quo.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

9,548FansLike
10,980FollowersFollow
3,310FollowersFollow
- Advertisment -Nigerian Medical Doctors threaten strike actions

Trending News

COVID-19: Italian nurse, Daniela Terezi Commits suicide after testing positive

Another sad news in Italy! As Italian nurse killed herself after testing positive for coronavirus and fearing she had infected others, a nursing

COVID-19: Kenya President bans sex for 6 mobths

As a result of providing measures to control the rapid spread of COVID-19, The Kenyan government has told members of the public to avoid

Chinese man dies of Hanta Virus

As the China struggles to curb the global COVID-19 pandemic it's reported that a man from China’s Yunnan province tested positive for Hantavirus on Monday

COVID-19: Northern Youth demands Bishop Oyedepo’s arrest

In a reaction to the rise in number of the health pandemic in Nigeria, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has called for the arrest of

COVID-19: Government of Enugu State approves assurance package for health workers

A good move from the state government in furtherance of his resolve to strengthen the state’s response to Corona Virus Disease

Aso villa shutdown, top prominent members of the presidency isolate as Abba Kyari test positive

1am today, Sahara reporters stated that the Chief of staff is critically I'll and have tested positive to COVID-19. Currently activities in Nigeria's seat of

Oni of Ife suspends traditional activities and shuts down palace due to Coronavirus outbreak

With just 1 COVID-19 case recorded in Osun state, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has shut his palace to curb spread of Coronavirus

Supreme Court dismisses APC claim to review of judgement on Zamfara case

Attention was finally off from COVID-19 as The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the All

Breaking: Country music Icon passes away at 81

Death is inevitable! It was a sad for the Rogers family, it was sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81.

Just in: FAAC shares February Revenue allocation, sum of ₦581.566 billion

It has been reported that the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N581.566 billion February 2020