Breaking News: Nigerian President Suspends 16000 Resident Doctors


The Nigerian Federal Government, Thursday, announced the suspension of Residency Training programme in all Federal hospitals across the country.

This was contained in a directive by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors.

The directive was stated in an internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, L.N. Awute, to federal hospitals.

Mr. Awute said the president’s directive was given following an appraisal of the challenges facing the health sector.

Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR has suspended the Residency Training Programme for Doctors in Nigeria indefinitely for the purposes of appraising the challenges facing the health sector,” Mr. Awute reported.

He added that the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has also directed that “letters of termination of residency training” to be issued to all affected resident doctors in hospitals immediately.

The memo asked the management of all public hospitals to take necessary measures to restore full medical services in the hospitals, even without the resident doctors.

Sound good to me!!! The rate at which people die in Nigerian hospitals is sicknening. Patients will hopefully get better health care in the country if incompetent doctors are eliminated while the 'good' ones are closely monitored and continously trained in the profession.


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