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NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by ifyclose2(m): 5:51pm On Aug 15, 2014
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has ordered
all resident doctors to reject the federal government
directive and not collect any sack letters from the
management of their hospitals.
After a meeting by the association’s National Officers’
Committee, NOC, on Friday, the doctors were also
advised not to sign any register opened by the
Nigerian government or any hospital.
On Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan ordered
the sack of about 16,000 resident doctors in Nigeria.
Resident doctors are also members of the NMA,
which has been on strike since July 1.
The directive by Mr. Jonathan was stated in an
internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, L.N.
Awute. The memo was addressed to tertiary
hospitals.
Mr. Awute said the directive was given in a view of
the challenges facing the health sector while
hospitals could employ part time doctors (locum)
who must be of ‘good behaviour’.
The memo also contained a sample of sack letters to
be issued all the resident doctors in the different
hospitals.
“In compliance with this order, I am to regrettably
inform you that your appointment in this hospital is
hereby terminated forthwith,” the permanent
secretary said in the specimen sack letter she asked
hospitals to issue resident doctors.
However, the NMA, in its resolution, ordered medical
doctors to not apply for part time job as directed by
FG’s circular.
“For the avoidance of doubt, no medical doctor no
matter how hungry, should pick up any locum
appointment with the government hospitals
as directed by the circular. Any doctor who flouts this
directive, does so at his/her own peril,” the
association said.
All doctors were also directed to remain committed
to volunteering to help contain the Ebola Disease
outbreak in Nigeria.
The association also advised the Nigerian
government to ensure that people under the deadly
disease surveillance do not travel outside their
domain of residence.
The NMA also admonished all its members to remain
calm and wait for further directive from the
association.
The association condemned the president’s directive
and asked him to withdraw the suspension circular
and unconditionally reinstate all the ‘so-called sacked’
resident doctors.
It demanded that the government show commitment
in resolving current impasse with the association
rather than resorting to punitive measures that will
only further aggravate the already
deplorable situation.
The federal government had in its circular indicated
that the resident doctors were being sacked because
the government was suspending residency training
“indefinitely.”
The NMA, however, advised that rather than abolish
residency training, government should show more
commitment towards improving the already poorly
funded programme.
Source https://m.premiumtimesng.com/news/166793-nma-dares-jonathan-asks-nigerias-resident-doctors-to-reject-sack-letters.html

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by algorithmz(m): 6:20pm On Aug 15, 2014
This drama is getting more intresting staring GEJ as the lead actor and NMA as the boss and NMA members as the crew. Let me give a break down analysis.
GEJ is sacking resident doctors = action {actors role}
NMA is rejecting sack =boss {antagonist role }
NMA members =watching {crew role }
who's gonna win this fierce battle
GEJ. Vs. NMA is the name don't miss it hahahahah

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by TRADELYN: 6:22pm On Aug 15, 2014
WE urge the FG to use better means in resolving this issue, rather than applying force. This is just another empty/baseless threat.

Both parties must shift grounds and the FG should start first in the interest of the masses.

.................... .......................
#From TRADELYN TEAM (Experts) in Research Projects, Business Plans, Sales/Marketing, etc.

May GOD Bless Nigeria grin cheesy grin

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by tiamiyukunle69(m): 6:22pm On Aug 15, 2014
Health sector that is already paralyzed....yet you are terminating the employment of 16000 resident doctors knowing fully well that these guys do most of the job in the so called tertiary hospitals.....It's just unfortunate that the poor will suffer the more because the rich knows that short cut to better health care. All they need do is to travel abroad.....At times I wonder why God created me in this country. SMH angry

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by saints2(f): 6:22pm On Aug 15, 2014
Let the battle begin
#Lights
#Camera
#Action

When two elephants fight, the grasses suffer.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by ntyce(m): 6:23pm On Aug 15, 2014
ok
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by soloxxng: 6:23pm On Aug 15, 2014
Watching the drama as it unfolds
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by eightsin(m): 6:23pm On Aug 15, 2014
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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by RockMaxi: 6:24pm On Aug 15, 2014
This is one fight that I know F.G is not going to win.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Seeeeeeee: 6:24pm On Aug 15, 2014
FG: Sacking all resident doctor's will be the right thing?

HEALTH MINISTER: That will be great, it will open their eyes to see the usefulness of the government.

FG: Minister send notification to all federal hospitals that resident doctors have been sacked.

HEALTH MINISTER: Sends notification,RESIDENT DOCTORS SACKED.

RESIDENT DOCTORS: now lamenting, if they will even call us back we no go ever STRIKE or talk of that hazard allowance again, FG abeg forgive us we no be no say that money were we dey find go put us for trouble.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by repogirl(f): 6:24pm On Aug 15, 2014
DRAMA!!!
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by laplace12(m): 6:25pm On Aug 15, 2014
Lol,
Work, you no wan work.
Resign, you no gree resign.
Sack, you no gree make them sack you.
employee wey pass em oga undecided

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Yeahreen(m): 6:25pm On Aug 15, 2014
Watching With My 3D Googles grin grin Govt Vs NMA

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Infoay: 6:26pm On Aug 15, 2014
Oga government pls do the needful o
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by lottss(f): 6:27pm On Aug 15, 2014
Hmm
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Benite: 6:27pm On Aug 15, 2014
Interesting tell me another Hehehe
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by wellmax(m): 6:28pm On Aug 15, 2014
Okay, will you also reject the one month pay in lieu of termination?
Will you also force the government to pay subsequent salaries?
Anyway I pray, this issue is resolved amicable because at the end of the day, it is the masses that will be at the receiving end .

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by FIZIK: 6:28pm On Aug 15, 2014
You would be surprised. I have seen a company lay off almost two thousand workers in Jos and our inept government didn't give a damn.
Why would they care now when they are the ones paying the bill?

Truth be told, these Doctors should take a chill pill. A chunk of our national budget already goes on servicing recurrent expenditure(salaries mostly) despite curtailing the ghost workers syndrome and yet no labor union is satisfied. It was lecturers earlier, teachers sometime ago, Doctors today and may be students tomorrow. I still do not understand why fully employed government doctors corners patients to their private clinic. The dismal service at most Government hospitals doesn't help their case because we get expedited treatments from the same doctors in private clinics.

While the relevance of doctors cannot be underestimated, Some of this decisive actions are necessary to make Capitalism efficient.In just a year of this suspension, we will be suprised at how many private hospitals will upgrade and spring up. If you think you command value, let the market determine that and not holding the government by the balls because you belong to a union. Government should privatize the whole thing and just regulate. Other sectors need a bump in salary too, why should theirs take priority. This issue has been over-flogged abeg, we have younger doctors willing to take over the reins. Give them chance

Igaghi aju ogiga, ju ochicha. Peace!




RockMaxi: This is one fight that I know F.G is not going to win.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Nobody: 6:28pm On Aug 15, 2014
NMA and funded , funded, funded ....

Which one is NMA funding ?

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Raxxye(m): 6:28pm On Aug 15, 2014
Interesting drama indeed!

You applied for a job, you were offerred the job, you refused to do the job, you are sacked from the job, you refuse to leave the job. What do you want? Na you get the job?

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by adeblow(m): 6:29pm On Aug 15, 2014
Story, government should employ new ones if they are really serious.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by holyboss(m): 6:29pm On Aug 15, 2014
Ok
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Jayne2014(f): 6:29pm On Aug 15, 2014
The end is not in sight.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by AIZubair(m): 6:30pm On Aug 15, 2014
#GEJ - Goodluck Ebola Jonathan.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Dreambeat: 6:31pm On Aug 15, 2014
Where on earth will a responsible government take such measure. FG CANNOT win this battle, I just feel for the innocent masses. We are watching.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by laplace12(m): 6:32pm On Aug 15, 2014
tiamiyukunle69: Health sector that is already paralyzed....yet you are terminating the employment of 16000 resident doctors knowing fully well that these guys do most of the job in the so called tertiary hospitals.....It's just unfortunate that the poor will suffer the more because the rich knows that short cut to better health care. All they need do is to travel abroad.....At times I wonder why God created me in this country. SMH angry
There are more than 16000 unemployed doctors waiting to take that job

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Dbboy(m): 6:32pm On Aug 15, 2014
Defeated foot soldiers all Nigerian should know its all man for him self and stop all this madness called 'strike'
Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by laplace12(m): 6:33pm On Aug 15, 2014
Dreambeat: Where on earth will a responsible government take such measure. FG CANNOT win this battle, I just feel for the innocent masses. We are watching.
Chill bro.
Fashola fought and won it.
Those guys forget too quick they are employees.

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by Smartsyn(m): 6:34pm On Aug 15, 2014
pardon my ignorance, please who is a resident doctor..

What qualifies one to be one.?

And what's so important about them..

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Re: NMA Dares Jonathan - Asks Resident Doctors To Reject Sack Letters by phibah: 6:34pm On Aug 15, 2014
CLUELESS GOVT....

BETTER FACE THE SITUATION SQUARELY AND AVOID USING BACKYARD METHODS TO SOLVE IT..

THIS WAS A FAILED ATTEMPT..

TIME FOR HIM TO SHOW THAT HE ACTUALLY HAD NO SHOES..

THOSE WHO CURRENTLY HAVE NO SHOES CANNOT AFFORD PRIVATE HOSPITALS...TALK OF MEDICAL TOURISM

INDIA GOT TO WHERE THEY ARE BY GOVT FUNDING OF SPECIALIST TRAINING..

NOT BY SACKING RESIDENT DOCTORS...

....AND NOW WE ARE DROOPING THERE..

....NO SENTIMENTS IN 2015....FACTS OR NOTHING

....AND WITH THIS STRIKE TAKING THIS UGLY DIMENSION....
....SO MUCH DUST HAS BEEN RAISED..

IT'S TIME TO CLEAN UP

BECAUSE THE FRESH AIR IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND

HE WHO HAS AN EAR...LET HIM HEAR.

I REST MY CASE....FOR TODAY.

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