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PROBE FEDERAL HEALTH FACILITIES, PHARMACISTS TELL EFCC, ICPC

Untitled 2The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to audit all the 55 federal health institutions in the country.

The probe becomes necessary due to alleged mismanagement of internally generated revenue by the chief medical directors of these facilities. This will serve as a prelude to sanctioning all culpable chief medical directors.

The president of PSN, Olumide Akintayo who made this call, said the mismanagement of funds by the chief medical directors of the federal health institutions was illegal. He posited that the appointment of doctors as CEOs of federal health institution is one of the major precursors of avoidable stress junctions is confirmed by this unfortunate development.

“As far back as 2010, some cadre of health workers have been granted the concession to skip the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) 10 by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, yet these same CEOs have frustrated the plans to pay these entitlements except in a few notable cases.

HEALTH WORKERS RAISE ALARM OVER PLANS TO PRIVATISE SECTOR

page 2 pix 4 8 15 CopyNational President/Chairman, JOHESU and Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josaiah (left); President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Olumide Akintayo; Chairman, Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), Dr. Godswill C. Okara and Secretary General, Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Omokhuale I. Marcus at the Joint Health Sector Unions media briefing in Lagos…yesterday PHOTO: OSENI YUSUF

• Decry neglect of Yaba vaccine laboratories • Alert Buhari to looming crisis in institutions • NMA advocates Public-Private Partnership

HEALTH workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU)/Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have raised the alarm over plans by the Federal Government to privatise public health institutions just as they decried the continued neglect of the Vaccine Production Laboratories in Yaba, Lagos.

The workers who include all the professionals in the health sector besides doctors, yesterday, at a press briefing in Lagos, cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari that the proposed healthcare agenda and health sector restructuring document will not serve the best interest of Nigeria and therefore called for a truly broad-based platform of professional associations and unions in the health sector to come up with an impactful health agenda for the country.

The health workers said it is their hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will urgently redress the myriad of outstanding welfare issues of health professionals and workers in Nigeria in the same spirit in the days ahead.

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