The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced that the suspension of the residency training
programme in all federal hospitals has been rescinded with effect from
Thursday, August 28.
The Federal Government’s new position is an automatic reversal of the decision to sack over 16,000 resident doctors.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Medical Association had asked the Federal Government to have a change of mind on the decision to sack the doctors as its members resumed on Monday after downing tools for almost 2 months.
All resident doctors that were disengaged as a result of the suspension stand reinstated with effect from the same date.
Accordingly, all Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of the training centres are directed to issue letters of reinstatement to the resident doctors to enable them resume work immediately.
The Federal Government urges the resident doctors to see the magnanimity of government in reinstating them as a goodwill gesture to engender greater commitment and dedication to their duties.