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FG to review residency training
For the first time in 32years, the Federal Government is set to review the residency training programme as the ministerial committee on the review of residency training programme submits report to the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Receiving the report, the Health minister noted that the present administration has been very responsible to the various concerns of health workers, and urged the health professionals to refrain from the incessant strike actions.
He said government had demonstrated its commitment to the welfare of workers; they also should appreciate such gesture by putting the interest of the country first. by using strikes as the last as weapon of resort.
He noted that the Federal Government was not relenting in its effort to reposition the healthcare delivery system, urging that incessant strike will erode the confidence of the public on the sector.
While acknowledging the problems of the tertiary healthcare system in the country, he said that government was not leaving anything to chance to ensure that Nigeria had a robust programme for tertiary health system.
Earlier in his remark, the chairman of the committee, Professor Rowland Ndoma-Egba, hinted that any programme not subjected to review was bound to lose its relevance and objectives.
He noted that the decay in the country’s healthcare system, saying that the health indices are unacceptable. He urged that urgent steps be taken to address the situation.
He said that if a lot of efforts were geared towards correcting anomalies in the sector, a lot of the Millennium Development Goals would be achieved.
He said that the committee has recommended what government should do to improve the residency training programme to enable the doctors get the requisite training to meet international standard.
While thanking the minister for giving him the opportunity to serve on the Committee, he also thanked him for addressing the challenges confronting the health sector and urged the ministry to take the report very seriously.Share