Wednesday, 23 March 2016

FG sends a note of warning to the Health Sector>>>>>

>>>>>>The federal government of Nigeria has called on it's health professionals to desist from incessant industrial action which according to the country's health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  have been ravaging the health sector, adding that labor disputes are better resolved through dialogue rather than strike and violence.

Image result for picture of  Prof. Isaac Adewole According to him, the incessant labor disputes have been ravaging health sector despite effort made by the present administration to revive the healthcare system. He said this in a circular addressed to the Chief Executives Officers of University Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and other Tertiary Health Institutions under the Federal Ministry of Health and signed by the Director, Human Resources, Mr Danjuma Kurau. He noted that health sector is one of the essential services that are prohibited by law from embarking on strike action,  however the Ministry of Health has been subjected to so much ridicule and embarrassment as a result of frequent strikes by the different professionals that make up its work-force.

 He however promised that all health workers and other related services that their welfare will be adequately and responsibly catered for by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,but he warned that any staff who chooses the path of strike in enforcing his/her demand should not be paid salaries and allowances within the period of strike.

 He stated that in order to revert to path of decency and discourage impunity, all Chief Executive Officers of agencies and hospitals under the supervision of the ministry are to strictly, enforce the No Work No Pay Policy as  in section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act, CAP T8, law of the Federation of Nigeria.

Source: LeadershipNigeria