Medical lab scientists want equal attention for all professional groups
AFTER a long wait, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, November 11, 2015, appointed Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole as the new of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Dr. Osagie Ehanire as the Minister of State for Health, and Dr. Amina Shamaki as Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
Meanwhile, stakeholders have charged the new minister to ensure harmony in the health sector especially intervening in the perennial disagreement and battle for supremacy between doctors and other health workers; and universal health coverage.
Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) have been at loggerheads with other health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Allied Health Professionals Association (AHPA) over the headship of the sector.
JOHESU/AHPA had advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint a medical doctor as the new health minister if he wants lasting peace and industrial harmony in the sector.