James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta
The Nationwide Affiliation of Docs in College Well being Companies (NADUHS) has referred to as on the federal authorities to as a matter of urgency contact all related stakeholders for inputs, session and adoption of efficient methods that can guarantee public security earlier than Universities throughout the nation resume.
The decision was contained in an announcement issued by Involved members of the affiliation, titled “January 18th, 2021 resumption of Nigerian Universities: An evaluation of Federal Authorities’s stage of preparedness amid Covid 19 pandemic second wave”, made out there to Vanguard in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The assertion was signed by Dr Abiodun Amusan (South West), Dr Musa Sheheu (South-South), Dr Hassan S. Musa (North East), Dr Ishaq Abubakar (North West), Dr Enweani Onyeka (South East), and Dr Louis Nwakolo (North Central)
NADUHS, an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation, complained that the federal authorities is but to coach well being staff in College Well being Companies (UHS) preparatory to the resumption of Universities and different tertiary establishments”.
It, due to this fact, requested the federal authorities to make sure that medical docs and different well being care personnel in College Well being Centres throughout the nation are skilled adequately earlier than universities resume in order to scale back the unfold of covid-19 amongst college students, and workers in College campuses.
“Members of NADUHS whereas providing their providers acknowledge the insufficient provision of Private Protecting Gear’s, (PPEs), and different important medical consumables required within the discharge of their duties throughout the pandemic”.
“As on the time of going to press, the federal authorities is but to pay NADUHS members and different Well being Care staff in College Well being Companies their covid-19 hazard and inducement allowance regardless of Mr President’s approval since March 2020”.
“NADUHS famous the problem its members are going by each day whereas offering medical providers to members of College workers, their households, and NHIS enrollees throughout this pandemic with out motivation, coaching, and sufficient medical gear’s and consumables”.
“NADUHS additionally noticed with dismay the irregularities of our wage construction as some Universities nonetheless pay their medical personnel utilizing CONTISS wage construction as towards the accepted CONMESS and CONHESS”.
“For the data, Nigerians needs to be knowledgeable that already constructive instances of Covid-19 have been recorded in some College Well being services with morbidities recorded. The prevention of recording extra instances needs to be a collective duty of the Well being Care personnel, our respective College managements, and the federal authorities of Nigeria”.
The affiliation suggested the federal authorities to instantly pay all its members of their covid-19 hazard and inducement allowance.
“NADUHS is but to grasp and comprehend why the federal authorities selected to selectively pay all well being care personnel below the Federal Ministry of Well being and refuse to do the identical to Docs and different Healthcare Professionals below Nigerian Universities and establishments of upper studying”.
“NADUHS as essential stakeholders shall proceed to supply its providers throughout this pandemic. NADUHS recommends that No College needs to be allowed to renew with out sufficient preparation”.