Saturday, September 23, 2017

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    Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Sometime in July last year, I “strutted” to a hospital to have a niggling problem in my system checked out. The hospital is a popular one in the federal capital territory. After quotidian protocol, I was asked to wait to see a doctor. I sat in the lobby chipping away at time on my mobile phone. I was called in [...]

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    Doctors continue strike despite marathon meeting with FG

Doctors continue strike despite marathon meeting with FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has refused to call off its strike despite meeting with the federal government over its action.On Wednesday, a federal government delegation led by Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, met with the leadership of NARD to resolve the problem. The meeting spilled into Thursday.In a statement [...]

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    Medical doctors: Between Hippocratic oath and right to strike

Medical doctors: Between Hippocratic oath and right to strike

Although civil rights and liberties are mostly expressly given either constitutionally or statutorily, right to strike is not anywhere in the extant Nigerian labour laws. The right stems from series of protection and immunities granted to the actions of striking unionists in the first place; and as a derivative of the constitutional right to peaceful assembly and association in the [...]

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    FG, doctors meet over strike

FG, doctors meet over strike

A federal government delegation led by Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, on Wednesday, met with the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).On Monday, the association declared a nationwide strike owing to the failure of the government to meet its demands.It is, among other demands,  asking the government to pay [...]

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    Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Medical doctors in Osun state on Thursday staged a protest in Osogbo, the state capital, over unpaid salaries and poor condition of hospitals in the state.The doctors trooped out from the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital and moved to the popular old garage.From there, they proceeded to the Ola-Iya junction and stopped at Oke-Fia roundabout.Chanting various anti-government songs, the doctors [...]

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    Kenya court jails doctors over strike

Kenya court jails doctors over strike

Hellen Wasilwa, a Kenyan judge, has ordered that leaders of the national doctors’ union should be jailed for one month.Doctors in public hospitals have been on strike since December 5 to protest working conditions in public hospitals, among other issues.A court had ruled that the strike was illegal in December and in January, Wasilwa sentenced the union leaders to jail [...]

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    Resident doctors end warning strike, give FG 21-day ultimatum

Resident doctors end warning strike, give FG 21-day ultimatum

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Wednesday ended its seven days warning strike, and gave the federal government 21 days ultimatum to meet its demands.John Onyebueze, president of the association, made this known in an interview NAN.The doctors had embarked on a 7-day warning strike on January 18. Their demands border on welfare, revamping decay infrastructure and equipment [...]

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    Doctors keep vital information from patients — but that may be illegal

Doctors keep vital information from patients — but that may be illegal

Medical records contain vital information about patients’ health status and serve as guides to doctors that follow up patients’ healthcare in various health institutions.These are essentially medical records of the people with whom patients literally entrust their lives.But medical lawyers say many health care workers and patients, especially in Nigeria and Africa, seem not to know this.Patients, according to medical [...]

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    Court orders Lagos doctors not to hold fresh election

Court orders Lagos doctors not to hold fresh election

The Lagos state high court has ordered the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) not to hold a fresh election in the state.This was disclosed in a statement signed by Omojowolo O, chairman of the association in Lagos; Kenneth Uwajeh publicity secretary; and Alabi BAM, secretary.New officials of the association were elected on Wednesday, but a group not satisfied with the exercise [...]

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    UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a medical fellowship for doctors in developing countries.Midcareer staff who qualified to become doctors between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2010, can apply for a Commonwealth fellowship to spend a learning period of three to six months at a UK university hospital.The fellowship will commence on October 1, 2017 and [...]

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    Doctors agree to suspend strike but FG’s sack order still in force

Doctors agree to suspend strike but FG’s sack order still in force

The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to suspend its strike after a meeting with other health sector stakeholders on Tuesday.The association's leadership also appealed to members to relax until the next meeting scheduled for July 14.The decision emanated from the meeting between resident doctors and other stakeholders, organised by Yakubu Dogàra, speaker of the [...]

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    FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country will no longer fund government official's medical trips abroad, especially when they could be treated in the country.The president said this at the opening ceremony of the 56th annual general conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Sokoto.“While this administration will not deny anyone of his or her fundamental human rights, we [...]

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    Lagos government denies owing doctors

Lagos government denies owing doctors

The Lagos state government has refuted the allegation that it owes doctors working for the state.Doctors working in the state’s hospitals last week protested against the non-payment of their salaries for two months.Reacting to the development, the Lagos state government on Sunday said that it had always paid the salaries of all its employees, doctors inclusive, when due.It also explained [...]

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