The Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP) has kicked against the compulsory five-year service – before licensing a doctor – proposed by the House of Representatives.
The National President of the association, Dr Kayode Adesola, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said that a national emergency should be declared in the health sector as against the proposed compulsory five-year service.
Adesola said the proposed bill would have an adverse effect on the health sector as it was premised on the wrong notion that such a measure would solve brain drain in the sector.
Similarly, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has said any attempt by the Federal Government or any of its agencies to enslave Nigerian medical doctors under any guise would be resisted.
The association said this in a communiqué issued after its emergency extended National Officers’ Committee meeting held virtually last Friday.