The FCT Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) not to abruptly terminate the management concession agreement between it and NISA Medical Group.
NISA manages the General Hospital, Garki, Abuja, on behalf of the FCTA under a 15-year concession agreement.
He said that it had also become necessary to file the planned termination of the contract because some NMA members and other medical staff at the hospital were currently undertaking postgraduate programs at the hospital, in addition to recent medical graduates who were also doing their housework at Hospital. installations.
“On the abrupt termination of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between NISA Medical Group and the FCTA at Garki hospital, the NMA FCT totally and completely rejects the position of the FCTA.
“The FCTA action will end postgraduate medical training for physicians, as well as internship programs for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses currently running their programs at the institution.
“These programs require a defined period for their proper completion and completion. These accredited programs are overseen by the exalted National College of Postgraduate Physicians of Nigeria and other similar international bodies,” she emphasized.
Amodu warned that if the FCTA was terminating the concession agreement because NISA Medical Group allegedly owed it NISA Medical Group, both parties should meet to resolve it.
He called on the FCTA to reconsider its position on terminating the contract.
According to him, the NMA FCT has noted with dismay the irregular and haphazard spate of posting by internal officials in Nigerian hospital.
He expressed the association’s discontent with the practice, pointing out that the legal period of domestic work for recent medical school graduates was sacrosanct.
He called for a reorganization of the process for a smooth transition and placement of physicians.
Amodu claimed that the current situation was unacceptable and fell short of the desired goal, saying that it had created a bigger problem with the core post.
He recommended that the Federal Ministry of Health should return to the previous state of allowing institutions to hire and pay doctors in order to avoid the unnecessary bottlenecks that are currently being experienced.
The NMA FCT Chairman also recommended universal applicability of the proposed new hazard allowance for all doctors and healthcare workers, regardless of their job title.
He said that all health personnel were exposed to the dangers of the profession wherever they practiced and therefore deserved to be paid accordingly.
He said there was a need for the government to also pay attention to other infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, cholera and malaria that affect lower class people.
Amodu also called on the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resolve the persistent fuel shortage in the country.
He said that the situation had severely affected the practice of medicine, as health workers found it difficult to reach their places of work to carry out their duties.
He also called for frequent and mandatory medical check-ups for health workers to guide against any form of ailment.
He said the legal profession was particularly concerned that the word “abrupt termination” used would show that he had even terminated the contract without giving rise to further discussion.
According to him, if NISA Medical Group cannot vacate the building within the given month’s notice, it should not be vacated as one month’s notice is not enough.