THE latest effort by the Federal Government to harmonise doctors and other professionals in the health sector may be heading for the rocks yet again.
Reason: the concerned parties appears not ready to sheath their sword and work together in the interest of their patients. This is evident in their fresh disagreement and bickering over provisions in a White Paper, even before it is made public.
It would be recalled that Federal Government had inaugurated the Yayale Ahmed-led Presidential Committee of Experts on Professional Relationships in the Public Health Sector (YAPCEPRPH) to address all grey areas and come fought with recommendations.
The committee had barely submitted the White Paper to the Ministry of Health when the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and other allied health workers began allegations that the panel was bias and all recommendations were tailored to favour doctors. In fact, a petition was written to President Goodluck Jonathan on why the Yayale-Ahmed panel report should not be implemented.