FG Bans Doctors Working in Public Hospitals From Engaging in Private Practice

The federal government has banned medical doctors working in public service from engaging in private practice.

The ban which was announced on Wednesday, October 11, was taken at the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard reports.

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole, who briefed reporters about the ban, said the federal government will henceforth implement the doctrine of no work no pay which was contained in the nation’s law for workers embarking on strike.

Oyewole who was in the company of the minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige noted that stated that most of the unions that recently embarked on strike contravened the labour laws especially the Trade Dispute Act.

Seven out of the 13 monkeypox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state commissioner for information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said.

The commissioner said in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the contagious disease broke out three weeks ago in Agbura area of Yenagoa following reports that a family manifested symptoms of monkey pox after eating monkey meat.

He said the six other patients under medical surveillance at the teaching hospital were responding positively to treatment.


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