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Be a part of medical doctors’ strike, get reposted with out pay, MDCN tells home officers


Deborah Tolu-Kolawole

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria on Monday threatened home officers of hospitals who be part of the strike initiated by the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors.

The council’s place was contained in an announcement by its Registrar, Dr. T.A.B Sanusi, titled “Press launch on skilled ethics for home officers.”

It threatened that home officers who embark on strike will undergo a reposting with no remuneration.

The assertion reads partially, “The eye of the council has been drawn to the information of the commercial strike introduced by the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors and it’s within the gentle of this that council is constrained to concern this public discover as steering to practitioners and most of the people.

“Medical and dental practitioners on the provisional register who’re employed as home officers, heads of well being establishments the place housemanship coaching for medical or dental graduates are performed and most of the people ought to notice the provisions of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act in Sections 1(2c), 8, 11, 12, the Guidelines and Pointers that movement therefrom together with the Code of Medical Ethics in Nigeria (2008 Ed) and Pointers on Registration.

“Provisional registration is for the aim of enabling younger medical doctors undertake housemanship coaching in accredited hospitals below the supervision of registered specialists.

“Provisional registration lapses after two years or instantly a health care provider is signed off from housemanship. Usually, it’s anticipated that on employment, home officers ought to full their postings inside 12 calendar months.

“Throughout the housemanship, medical doctors and dentists are required to undertake 12 weeks’ uninterrupted postings in every of Drugs, Surgical procedure, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paediatrics and different related specialties for dentistry.

“Any interruption for any cause, together with embarking on strike actions, throughout any of the postings, is not going to be condoned and ought to be reported instantly to the Chief Medical Director, Medical Director, or Medical Superintendent of the housemanship of the establishment.

“Part 2nd paragraph (iii) of Pointers on Registration (2003 ed.) prescribes that ‘A supervising physician who fails in his duties on this regard is liable to proceedings being commenced in opposition to him on the Disciplinary Organs of Council if his misdeed within the matter is dropped at the discover of Council.’

“Embarking on strike actions by home officers will result in repeat of the posting(s) afresh with out remuneration. Home officers are subsequently suggested to keep away from participation in actions like industrial actions that might result in interruption of their postings.”

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