The 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.