Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

The Federal Government has ordered the management of federal tertiary hospitals to commence the enforcement of the “no work, no pay” policy against the striking resident doctors.

The directive, contained in a letter signed by the Director of Hospital Services, Andrew Noah, entails withholding regular salaries from doctors who are participating in the ongoing strike.

The directive, issued through the Director of Hospital Services, expresses the government’s dismay at the continuation of the strike despite multiple attempts at resolution.

Noah disclosed that conciliatory meetings involving various stakeholders, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the National Assembly, failed to reach an agreement.

He also stated the government’s commitment to uphold the principles of the “no work, no pay” policy, as previously outlined in circular Ref. No.58598/8.1/II/182 dated June 22, 2016, by the Federal Ministry of Health.

“I am directed to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Health has instituted the policy of “No work, No Pay” against the striking resident doctors in line with circular Ref. No.58598/8.1/II/182 dated June 22, 2016,” Noah said.

Noah, however, directed hospitals to keep a comprehensive attendance register that includes the names of resident doctors who are willing to work despite the strike.

“I am further directed to request you to maintain an attendance register for all residents willing to work and furnish the ministry of such names on a monthly basis.”

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