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Oshiomhole faults resident doctor’s strike

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM

BENIN CITY—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has faulted the ongoing strike by a section of doctors in public health institution in the country, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors, saying that same negates their professional ethics.

Oshiomhole spoke when he received National President of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Osahon Enabulele in his office, Benin City, weekend. He said that “part of the problem of Nigeria’s medical practice has to do with resident doctors. I was watching television and I learnt that resident doctors are on strike. Resident doctors are considered as student doctors in other environment. As student doctors, they cannot be behaving as if they have become experts already.

“And because they are students, they are supposed to go through certain routine that are rigorous. In the United States, the resident doctors, even if he become a chief resident, his or her pay may be about half until when he becomes a consultant.”


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