- August 4, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: National News, Uncategorized
Doctors, under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors-NARD have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out a forensic audit of the 54 federal tertiary hospitals in the country.
The NARD President, Prince Dan-Jumbo, who spoke to journalists in Lagos, said the audit would help to clear or establish allegations of mismanagement of funds and inflated personnel spending that the association leveled against the management of some teaching hospitals.
He stated that the call was part of the association’s resolutions at the end of its National Executive Council meeting held at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State with the theme, ‘A vibrant residency training programme: An imperative for national development.’
Dan-Jumbo accused chief medical directors of 34 federal health institutions of disobeying a circular issued by the Federal Government that skipping should be implemented for doctors as it was being done for health workers.
According to him, the non-implementation of the circular is responsible for the pockets of strike by resident doctors in tertiary institutions, warning that if the management of the affected hospitals refused to negotiate with doctors, the ongoing strike might continue until their demands were met.