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Do not sack NYSC docs, home officers, Medical Guild tells Lagos govt

Lara Adejoro

The Medical Guild has urged the Lagos State Authorities to not take away medical docs endeavor housemanship and Nationwide Youth Service Corps docs from the state scheme of service.

The Medical Guild is the affiliation of medical docs underneath the employment of the Lagos state authorities.

Chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo made the decision at a press convention on Sunday in Lagos.

Sodipo mentioned that the choice to take away the docs was contained in a round from the workplace of the state Head of Service dated July 12 and titled ‘Internship Programme in Public/Civil Service.’

In keeping with him, the content material of the round is at variance with any recognized worldwide greatest apply and can trigger additional uncertainty within the well being sector.

“This round has additional heightened the uncertainty amongst younger docs and now we have obtained numerous complaints from them on this subject,” he mentioned.

He famous that the choice would additional worsen the mind drain and manpower problem confronting the state and nation, including that it was turning into tough to draw medical graduates to residency coaching. 

“At this level, we’re combating the third wave of COVID-19, rising medical challenges, monkeypox, cholera, communicable and non-communicable illness within the state.

“All insurance policies must be to draw and encourage, significantly our younger docs,” he mentioned. 

Sodipo mentioned that the round must be instantly withdrawn to permit for correct session, because it was but to be applied on the Federal or different states. 

He urged the state to uphold the dedication by the state Commissioner of Well being and its counterpart in Institution, Coaching and Pension that the round wouldn’t have an effect on the wages of medical docs working as Home Officers and NYSC docs. 

Sodipo additionally appealed that the problem of unresolved wage disparity between docs working for the state authorities and their counterparts must be urgently resolved. 

He added that the disparity was contributing to attrition of docs from the state service. 

Sodipo confused that the Guild was duty-bound to guard the medical career as enshrined within the Doctor’s Oath and welfare of its members.

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