in reality, the recent strike embarked upon with the aid of other health mavens within the enlarged health sector nationwide minus the scientific doctors throughout which time Nigerians mentioned the importance of those health experts was once a welcome construction. It has naturally shown the arena that no person cadre within the enlarged well being sector can lay claim to being an Island in health issues.
I commend my skilled colleague, Ayuba Wabba, who’s the Chairman of Joint well being Sector Union, and all his lieutenants for embarking on the strike. they have got proved to the arena that not handiest the medical personnel serve patients in the medical institution.
In Nigeria, all other well being experts have all the time been handled with contempt and ignominy by way of a number of the Ministers of health appointed to this point. apart from a couple of of them (equivalent to Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti), others had recognized and labored for the development of the medical doctors handiest in the federal/state ministries of health. while the appointed ‘Ministers of medical doctors’ and their professional colleagues continue to consider themselves handiest, they do subsequent to nothing to understand that other experts within the enlarged well being sector. They claim superiority all the time, and most of them appointed into well being administration and administration steadily recommend governments wrongly on health issues, which is why Nigeria has persisted to take the rear in well being and human products and services indices all along, as these medical doctors proceed to dictate the tunes in health sector and occupy each position to be had!
in the beginning, docs embraced all different health experts working with them. as an instance, Drs. Isaac Oluwole and Dalhatu Talfida based Environmental health profession in Nigeria and EHORECON that regulates the occupation these days in Nigeria respectively. but lately’s doctors dangle sway in the well being sector, claiming that they are best possible for that mainly on account of their coaching, even in Public well being establishments. you will need to remind all that whereas just about all different health experts had been mere diploma holders up to now and, subsequently, felt inferior earlier than all of the doctors who had graduated in MBBS baseline qualification, it’s now not like that today!..
as of late, the story is completely totally different and the earlier the docs be aware this, the simpler for them. because it takes 5 credits in English, mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for somebody to read medication within the university, ditto others who follow to read Pharmacy, Nursing, clinical Lab, Environmental health, Human diet, etc; and as a doctor in any health establishment rises to the peak of his career (is also, to transform a director in his field of study in his division), so do all other level-protecting well being experts within the enlarged well being sector as of late! it’s as a result of this that no stage-maintaining well being skilled should really feel not so good as some other well being skilled who has a level as himself, whether clinical or otherwise! Let me advise the federal govt to forestall appointing most effective medical docs as ministers of well being.
Arochukwu, Abia State.