Thursday, 21 August 2014
Doctors Were Not Sacked--- Chukwu
Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has denied that the federal government ever ordered the sacking of 16,000 resident doctors working in federal government owned hospitals nationwide.
While briefing State House correspondents yesterday in Abuja after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister explained that the need to sack people who have not been at their duty posts for nearly two months was never an issue.
“People that have not been at their duty posts for nearly two months cannot cry for being sacked,” he said.
This statement however, contradicted a letter signed by the permanent secretary, Mr. L. Awute on August 13 communicating the president’s directive that all resident doctors at federal hospitals should be relieved of their duties.