The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has resolved it will ban medical doctors from private practice and also decided to enforce the “No Work No Pay’’ policy.
Health minister Isaac Adewole and his labour and employment counterpart Chris Ngige unfolded the decisions in Abuja on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council’s meeting.
Dr Adewole said the federal government would soon ban private practice by its medical personnel, including doctors nationwideAccording to the minister, the law of the land does not allow any public officer to do anything other than farming.
He said already a committee had been set up to advice government appropriately on the matter.
The minister stated revealed that the Council also looked at the issue of residency training programme and decided that the training should last for a fixed time of seven years.
According to him, after the seven years training period, individuals should exit from the programme so that other people can come into it.