Doctors’ Strike: Reps Mull Privatisation Of Government Hospitals -Leadership



With the federal government’s inability to meet striking doctors’ N13 billion wage demands for 2014, the House of Representatives Committee on Health hinted it will be recommending the privatisation of medical centres and hospitals maintained by government.

The hint was dropped at the third reconciliatory meeting between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Health Ministry and the Finance Ministry convened by the Ndudi Elumelu-led House of Representatives Committee on Health.

At the meeting, Elumelu called for alternative ways of funding the country’s health sector which according to him has been paralysed by incessant strikes.

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SOURCE: #Leadership

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