16 000 Doctors Sacked Amid Ebola Outbreak

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 15th, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked all resident doctors in all federal government hospitals across the nation.

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Health said the action was taken to enable government appraise the challenges in the health sector in a bid to fight the Ebola scourge.

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, directed that letters of termination of residency training be issued to all affected resident doctors in hospitals immediately.

The Nigerian Medical Association in June instructed its members to go on strike despite the Federal Government’s successive intervention meetings.

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