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FG bans private practice for medical doctors

The Federal Government (FG) has started taking steps to stop doctors in public service from engaging in private practice.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

Adewole said a technical committee had been set up to look at the Yayale Ahmed report on the health sector.

The report was the outcome of a panel set up by former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan to look into “unhealthy rivalries” among healthcare professionals.

Ahmed, a former head of the service of the federation had while submitting the report, said the panel identified 50 areas of conflict after receiving memoranda and interacting with about 40 professional bodies in the public health sector.

He said the areas of conflict were broadly categorised into organisational management, leadership and teamwork, remuneration and motivation, career management, capacity building, professional practice, labour, legal as well as governance issues.

 

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