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Doctors give FG May 29 ultimatum to review salary, training fund

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Doctors in Nigeria have demanded that the Federal Government review the Consolidated Medical Salary Scheme (CONMESS) and payment of the revised 2023 medical residency training fund before May 29 handover date.

The medical doctors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), made the demand in a communiqué issued by its President, Dr Emeka Innocent Orji, at the end of its Emergency Extended National Officers’ Committee (NOC).

The doctors advised the House of Representatives on the obnoxious bill sponsored by Ganiyu Johnson, saying the bill is the definition of modern-day slavery and should be thrown away.

NARD, whose members constitute about 70 per cent of doctors in teaching hospitals and federal medical centres nationwide, agreed with the House of Representatives on the resulting dangers of brain drain in the health sector. The resident doctors promised to work with the government at all levels to reverse the trend and come up with genuine solutions.

However, they said the association is ready to resist any attempt by the government or its agencies to enslave Nigerian medical doctors.

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