By: Freda Aideyan
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has promised to treat medical doctors under the Federal Capital Territory Administration with human face to strengthen medical services in all the hospitals.
He stated this during a meeting with Medical Unions in his office at the weekend.
Wike, who was represented by the Minister of state for the FCT, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, said the recent circular of the 8 years tenure retirement was an issue of concern but the Administration would study the matter carefully.
He said that the eight years didn’t only affect the Medical sector but some other sectors.
“We have a guideline that exempted the medical doctors from the circular, so we need to have a backup document to speak on the matter.
“I will have to meet with the heads of departments, stakeholders and other sectors concerning recalling the letter, and I assure you that we will do our best and come out with something good,” he said.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, Dr. Ugwuanyi Charles, pleads with the Minister to look into the issue.
“The removal of some of the Hospital consultants will affect the ones available and cause a great burn out in our hospital,” he stressed.
Also, the Chairman Medical and Dental Council Association of Nigeria (MD-CAN) FCTA chapter, Dr. Musa Emmanuel stated that the rules was not followed accordingly.
“The FCTA, Medical Health Care services are accessible and affordable to everyone, but the retirement will affect the sector greatly, the letter is worrisome, he added.
The president of Association of Resident Doctors ( ARD) FCTA, Dr Rahmon Olayinka Sodiq, said that people from Nasarawa, Kogi and others come to FCT to access medical care centers, because they believe in the FCT medical care, but who are those consultants that will be present?. We hope that the letter will be reverted.